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The federal government’s response to the COVID-19 crisis includes a $2.2 trillion stimulus package. Of that, $10 billion is aimed specifically toward helping tribal health, housing, education, and business recovery, among other things. The crisis is already severely affecting tribes, businesses and individuals. Health and business experts are still not able to predict the full extent of the financial damage. We’ll talk with tribal policy and economic experts about what the stimulus package makes available for tribes and how you might see those funds working in your community.
Jason Giles (Muscogee Creek) – executive director of the National Indian Gaming Association
Kevin Allis (Forest County Potawatomi Community) – Chief Executive Officer of the National Congress of American Indians
Stacy Bohlen (Sault Ste. Marie Chippewa) – Chief Executive Officer of the National Indian Health Board
Tom Udall – United States Senator for New Mexico
Break 1 music: Vipismal – The Hummingbird Song (song) Earl Ray (artist) Traditional Songs Of The Salt River Pima (album)
Break 2 music: Native Superstars (song) Corey Allison (artist) Ecliptic Sessions (album)