The latest news related to COVID-19 responses at tribal colleges and within Native communities: Tribal colleges to receive $20 million in immediate emergency aid as part of CARES Act. Navajo Nation reports 71 cases as the virus reaches across Indian Country. Tribal colleges begin online instruction. (Updated March 27)
J. Scott Angle, director of the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, says programs that support tribal colleges will be a top priority, despite the agency’s recent move and reduced staff.
The National Institute of Food and Agriculture supports research at tribal colleges and other land grant universities. The Trump administration is relocating it to Kansas City. Some wonder if the agency will survive the move.