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Updates to Native Events due to COVID-19: Cancellations, Postponements and Will Continues

Last updated: Thursday, April 2 @ 8 PM EDT

Are you a Native student whose college or university has been closed or switched to online classes? Visit this spreadsheet for resources involving technology in Native communities. It is updated by San Juan College’s Native American Center.


  1. AIHEC Spring Student Conference [Cancelled]
  2. AISES Region 1 Conference [Cancelled]
  3. AISES Region 2 Conference [Cancelled]
  4. AISES Region 3 Conference [Cancelled]
  5. AISES Region 5 Conference [Cancelled]
  6. AISES Region 6 Conference [Cancelled]
  7. AISES Region 7 Conference [Cancelled]
  8. Annual Indian Law Conference [Cancelled]
  9. Annual Native Harm Reduction Summit [Postponed]
  10. Bristol Bay Sustainability Summit [Postponed]
  11. Commission on Native Children Regional Meeting [Cancelled]
  12. Future Native Nation Builders Program [Postponed]
  13. FVPSA Tribal Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Meeting [Postponed]
  14. Indian Gaming 2020 Tradeshow [Postponed]
  15.  Indigenous Tourism Forum of the Americas [Cancelled]
  16. 2020 Native American Child and Family Conference [Postponed]
  17.  Native American & Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) conference [Cancelled]
  18.  Native Women Lead: Growing Your Dream Retreat [Postponed]
  19.  Native Public Media conference [Cancelled]
  20.  Navajo Nation Economic Summit 2020 [Postponed]
  21.  NCUIH Conference: New Opportunities in Urban Indian Health [Cancelled]
  22.  New Mexico Tribal Leaders Summit [Postponed]
  23.  NIHB National Tribal Public Health Summit [Postponed]
  24.  NICWA Protecting Our Children Conference [Cancelled … moved online]
  25.  Our Nations Our Journeys, Indigenous Public Health Forum [Postponed]
  26.  Tanana Chiefs Convention [Postponed]
  27.  Tulane University Third Annual Indigenous Symposium [Cancelled]
  28.  Tree of Healing Behavioral Health Conference [Postponed with new dates]
  29.  Tribal Public Health Conference hosted by SPTHB [Cancelled]
  30.  Tribal Self-Governance Conference [Postponed]
  31.  UNM NALSA & TLJ: Crime In Indian Country [Cancelled]
  32.  Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference and Forum [Cancelled]
  33. Women are Sacred Conference [Postponed]


  1. AMERIND All West Native American 100 [Cancelled]
  2. American Indian Graduate Center’s 50th Anniversary Gala [Postponed]
  3. Arctic Winter Games [Cancelled]
  4. Arizona State University Powwow [Postponed]
  5. Basketball Against Alcohol and Drugs Tournament [Cancelled]
  6. BYU Powwow [Cancelled]
  7. Cama’i Dance Festival [Postponed]
  8. Celebration by Sealaska Heritage [Postponed]
  9. Coeur d’Alene 27th Anniversary Powwow [Postponed]
  10. Denver March Powwow [Postponed]
  11. Dine College Powwow [Cancelled]
  12. Four Winds Invitational, hosted by Four Winds Casinos [Postponed for July 31]
  13. Gila River Indian “Get Out The Vote” Rally [Cancelled]
  14. Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians [All events cancelled until further notice]
  15. Fort Hall All-Indian Basketball Tournament [Postponed]
  16. Fort Lewis Annual Hozhoni Days Powwow [Cancelled]
  17.  7th Gen College Fair and Summit [Postponed]
  18. Gathering of Nations Powwow [Cancelled]
  19.  Gun Lake Tribe [All events cancelled]
  20.  Havasupai Annual Peach Festival [Closed]
  21.  Indigi Pop X [Postponed]
  22.  Lakehead University Powwow [Cancelled]
  23.  Madison Park Social Powwow [Cancelled]
  24.  Merrie Monarch Festival [Cancelled]
  25.  National NALSA 50th Anniversary with TICA [Cancelled]
  26.  Native at Virginia Tech Sprint Powwow [Cancelled]
  27.  North American Indigenous Games [Postponed to 2021]
  28.  Osage Candidate Debates [Cancelled]
  29.  Pah-Loots-Puu Powwow at Washington State University [Cancelled]
  30.  Penn State Powwow [Cancelled]
  31.  Pokagon Band of Potawatomi [All events cancelled]
  32.  Potato Dance Special, hosted by BYU Native Alumni [Cancelled]
  33.  Powwow For Hope hosted by the American Indian Cancer Foundation  [Postponed]
  34.  Raven’s Ball hosted by the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium [Cancelled]
  35.  Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe [All community event cancelled for the rest of the month]
  36.  Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian [ALL events cancelled through 5/3]
  37.  Stanford Powwow [Cancelled]
  38. The Sea of Grass Book Release [Postponed]
  39.  Tribal Journeys 2020, Paddle to Snuneymuxw [Postponed until further notice]
  40.  Tuba City Flea Market [Closed until further notice]
  41.  Tuba City Spring Festival [Cancelled, headliners postponed]
  42.  Tuba City Chapter events [Cancelled]
  43.  Utah State University Powwow [Cancelled]
  44.  Ute Mountain Casino Powwow [Rescheduled for August 21]
  45.  Vision Maker Film Festival [Postponed]
  46.  Weber State University Powwow [Postponed]


  1. Angel Of The Winds Casino Resort [Closed through April 1]
  2. Black Bear Casino Resort [Closed through April 1]
  3. Fond-du-Luth Casino [Closed through April 1]
  4. Casino Del Sol [Closed through April 13]
  5. Cherokee Nation Entertainment casinos and hotels [Closed through March 31]
  1. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa
  2. Your One Star Casino
  3. Cherokee Casino
  1. Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma Casinos [Closed through March 31]
  1. The Artesian Casino
  2. Ada Gaming Center
  3. Black Gold Casino
  4. Border Casino
  5. Chisholm Trail Casino
  6. Gold Mountain Casino
  7. Jet Stream Casino
  8. Newcastle Casino
  9. Riverwind Casino
  10. SaltCreek Casino
  11. Texoma Casino
  12. The Riverstar Casino
  13. Treasure Valley Casino
  14. Washita Casino
  15. WinStar World Casino and Resort
  16. Goldsby Gaming Center
  17. Madill Gaming Center
  18. Tishomingo Tobacco & Gaming
  1. All Desert Diamond Casinos [Closed through April 1]
  1. Desert Diamond Tucson
  2. Desert Diamond Sahuarita
  3. Desert Diamond West Valley
  4. Desert Diamond Why (Ajo)
  1. Emerald Queen Casino [Closed through March 30]
  2. Glacier Peaks Casino [Closed through March 29]
  3. Ilani Casino [Closed through March 31]
  4. Kalispel Casino and the Wellness Center [Closed through March 31]
  5. Legends Casino Hotel [Closed through March 31]
  6. Little Creek Casino Resort [Closed through March 31]
  7. Little River Casino Resort [Closed through March 29]
  8. Lucky Eagle Casino and Hotel [Closed through March 31]
  9. Muckleshoot Casino [Limited to 250 people until further notice]
  10. Ohkay Casino Hotel [Closed through April 1]
  11. Pechanga Resort Casino [Closed through March 31]
  12. Pokagon owned Four Winds Casinos [Closed through March 30]
  1. Four Winds New Buffalo
  2. Four Winds Hartford
  3. Four Winds Dowagiac
  4. Four Winds South Bend
  1. Pueblo of Pojoaque owned casinos [Closed through March 29]
  1. Buffalo Thunder Resort Casino
  2. Cities of Gold Casino
  1. San Manuel Casino [Closed through April 11]
  2. Santa Ana Star Casino [Closed through April 15]
  3.  Seven Cedars Casino [Closed through March 31]
  4.  Shoalwater Bay Casino [Closed through April 1]
  5.  Snoqualmie Casino [Closed through March 31]
  6.  Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort [Closed until further notice]
  7.  Tulalip owned gaming [Closed through March 30]
  1. Tulalip Resort Casino
  2. Quil Ceda Creek Casino
  3. Tulalip Bingo & Slots


  1. Alaska Federation of Natives [Offices closed through April 3]
  2. All Havasupai tourism [Suspended until April 14]
  1. Falls and camp grounds
  1. All Navajo Tribal Parks [Closed]
  1. Monument Valley Tribal Park [Closed]
  2. Antelope Canyon [Closed]
  3. Four Corners Monument [Closed]
  4. Antelope Point Marina [Closed]
  5. Lake Powell [Closed]
  6. Little Colorado River [Closed]
  7. Canyon de Chelly [Closed]
  8. Bisti Badlands [Closed]
  9. Coal Mine Canyon [Closed]
  10. Wheatfield Lake Recreational Park [Closed]
  11. Window Rock Park & Veteran’s Memorial Park [Closed]
  12. Navajo Nation Zoo & Botanical Park [Closed]
  1. Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation
  1. Kayak Public Transit [issued statemet]
  2. All CTUIR and Yellowhawk community-based events, gatherings, meetings [Cancelled until further notice]
  3. CTUIR commission and committee meetings [Cancelled until week of March 30]
  1. Fond Du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
  1. Fond du Lac Cloquet, Brookston, and Sawyer Community Centers [Closed until further notice]
  1. Grand Canyon West [Closed until April 1]
  1. Grand Canyon Skywalk
  2. Hualapai River Runners tours of the Colorado River
  3. The Zipline at Grand Canyon West
  4. The Hualapai Ranch
  1. Hobuck Beach Resort and The Cape Resort [Closed]
  2. Hopi Village of Songopavi [Closed to tourists until April 14]
  3. Ho-Chunk Nation
  1. All executive public boards and committees [suspended]
  2.  All facilities closed to visitors
  3.  CDL training [Postponed]
  4.  Community Garden planning meetings [Cancelled]
  5.  Elder Meal/TAU sites are delivery only
  6.  Financial Literacy events [Postponed]
  7.  Gaming Commission monthly meetings [Cancelled]
  8.  HCG-Madison [Closed]
  9.  HCG-Wisconsin sites [Closed]
  10.   HHCDA community buildings [Closed to public]
  11.  Ho-Chunk Nation Museum [Closed to public]
  12.  Juried Youth Art Show [Postponed]
  13.  Homebuyer Education Classes [Postponed]
  14.  Language Division offices [Closed]
  15.  Mothers of Tradition group meetings [Cancelled]
  16.  Partners in Parenting [Cancelled]
  17.  SNAP-Ed classes [Suspended]
  18.  Supreme Court En Banc hearings [Postponed]
  19.  TAU services will be limited
  20.  Traditional Court [All meetings suspended]
  21.  Vietnam Veterans Day [Observance cancelled]
  1. Makah Cultural and Research Center [Closed]
  2.  Pueblo communities and nearby recreational sites [Closed to non-members]
  1. Acoma Pueblo
  2. Cochiti Pueblo
  3. Jemez Pueblo
  4. Laguna Pueblo
  5. Nambe Pueblo
  6. Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo
  7. Picuris Pueblo
  8. Pojoaque Pueblo
  9. Sandia Pueblo
  10. San Felipe Pueblo
  11. San Ildefonso Pueblo
  12. Santa Ana Pueblo
  13. Santa Clara Pueblo
  14. Santo Domingo Pueblo
  15. Taos Pueblo
  16. Tesuque Pueblo
  17. Ysleta del Sur
  18. Zia Pueblo
  19. Zuni Pueblo
  1. Quapaw Tribe [Closed until further notice]
  1. The John L. Berrey Fitness Center
  2. Title VI dining area
  3. Quapaw Library and Museum
  1. Shi Shi Trail, Cape Flattery Trail and Third Beach Trail [Open to tribal members only]

Tribally issued travel advisories:

  1. Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
  2. Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes
  3. Chippewa Cree Tribe
  4. Citizen Potawatomi Nation
  5. Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes
  6. Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation
  7. Crow Tribe
  8. Ho-Chunk Nation
  9. Hopi Tribe [Stay at home order through April 17]
  10. Hualapai Tribe
  11. Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians 
  12. Jicarilla Apache Nation
  13. Northern Arapaho Tribe
  14. Oglala Sioux 
  15. Omaha Tribe of Nebraska
  16.  Oneida Nation
  17. Osage Nation
  18. Keweenaw Bay Indian Community 
  19. Lac Du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians
  20. Rosebud Sioux
  21. Navajo Nation
  22.  Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma
  23.  Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona
  24.  Pokagon Band of Potawatomi 
  25.  Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe
  26.  Puyallup Tribe
  27. Squaxin Island Tribe
  28. Standing Rock Sioux
  29.  Southern Ute Tribe
  30.  Suquamish Tribe
  31.  Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska 
  32.  Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana
  33.  Yankton Sioux

State of Emergency for Tribal Nations:

  1. Chippewa Cree Tribe
  2. Crow Tribe 
  3. Ho-Chunk Nation
  4. Hualapai Tribe
  5. Navajo Nation
  6. Northern Arapaho Tribe
  7. Oneida Nation
  8. Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe
  9. Lummi Nation
  10. Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe
  11. Rosebud Sioux Tribe
  12.  Shoshone-Bannock Tribes
  13.  Snoqualmie Tribe
  14. Squaxin Island Tribe
  15. Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana
  16.  Yurok Tribe

Tribal Colleges and Universities:

  1. Haskell Indian Nations University [Extended Spring break]
  2. Institute of American Indian Arts [Extended Spring break, classes moved online]
  3. Little Big Horn College [Classes moved online]
  4. Northwest Indian College [Classes moved online]
  5. Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College [Classes moved online]
  6. Oglala Lakota College [Classes moved online]
  7. Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College [Classes moved online]
  8. Stone Child College [Closed to anyone besides faculty and students]

Native schools (K-12)

  1. ALL 185 funded Bureau of Indian Education schools
  1. See a full list here [Dates vary by school]
  1. Fond du Lac Ojibwe School [Closed until March 30]
  2. Ho-Chunk Nation Head Start [Closed]
  3. Nah Tah Wahsh Public School Academy [Closed through April 5]
  4. Navajo Nation grant, contract, and BIE schools [Closed until April 6]
  1. Includes all FACE Programs, Early Childhood Programs, Child Care Development Fund Programs, and Navajo Head Start Programs
  1. Nay Ah Shing Schools [Closed until March 30]
  2. Oneida Nation School System [Closed until April 6]
  1. Oneida Nation Head Start [Closed until April 6]
  1. Santa Fe Indian School [Closed through end of school year]
  2. Salt River Schools [Closed through March 31]

Will continue as planned (as of April 2):

  1. NABI Educational Youth Summit & Basketball Invitational
  2. Native American Music Awards [Submissions are temporarily suspended]