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As the partial federal government shutdown approaches the one-month mark, the effects on tribes and individuals who rely on services are growing: Nearly 9,000 Indian Health Service employees are working without pay; the Yomba Shoshone Tribe in Nevada shut off services and their tribal office administrator is working without pay; the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa in Minnesota is reducing workers’ hours; In addition, thousands of federal employees are going without pay, and those in power show no signs of coming to an agreement. We’ll get an update and hear from some of those experiencing difficulties stemming from what is now the longest government shutdown in United States history.
Harold Frazier (Cheyenne River Sioux) – Chairman of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe
Sue Parton (Kiowa) – president of the Federation of Indian Service Employees
Tony Rowe (Kodiak) – Bureau of Indian Affairs national union representative for the Federation of Indian Service Employees
Jonathan Nez (Navajo) – President of the Navajo Nation
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Break 2 Music: The Real People (song) RiverFlowz (artist) RiverFlowz (album)
Marjorie Holderman says
Our entire government does not care about the American people. And ALl need to be gone. We need an entirely new government. A mix of rich and poor and all marks of life to keep things fair to everyone.