It’s hard for tribes and individuals to think about future crises while dealing with the current one. But tribal public health and emergency management officials are taking what they’re learning now to prepare for potential threats to come. Shortages of food, supplies and medical care are all problems that surfaced in the past year of the pandemic. Some tribes found themselves worse off than some others. We’ll hear what ideas are emerging about what to do to be ready for the next pandemic.
Jake Heflin (Osage/Cherokee) – president and CEO of iTEMA
Dr. Anthony Fauci – director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and chief medical advisor to President Joe Biden
Richard Matens – executive director of the Consolidated Tribal Health Project
Break 1 music: Shades of Blue (song) Gabriel Ayala (artist) Gabriel Ayala’s Album (album)
Break 2 music: His Spirit Reflected in the Moon (song) Khu.éex’ (artist) They Forgot They Survived (album)