More and more school districts across the country are reopening their doors to students as states start seeing improving COVID-19 infection numbers. Vaccinations help and tribes are among the leaders in vaccine distribution. But teachers, students and parents still remain cautious about the safety of their children and the family members they come in contact with. Many health officials warn of another surge in cases if schools and businesses reopen too soon.
Christie Abeyta (Santa Clara, Santo Domingo, San Juan and Isleta Pueblos) – assistant middle school principal at Santa Fe Indian School
Kimberly Daingkau-Begay (Kiowa, Caddo and Pawnee) – president of Arizona Indian Education Association and program coordinator for Amphitheater Public Schools Native American Education Program
Lynette Stant (Diné) – 3rd grade teacher at Salt River Elementary School and 2020 Arizona Teacher of the Year
Break 1 music: Itchick (Tim Yellowtail’s Song) (song) Supaman (artist) Illuminatives (album)
Break 2 music: Blokétu Čháŋ Ȟtayétu (song) Alex Firethunder (artist) Love for the Land (album)