When natural disasters strike communities, the federal government is supposed to help with funding to rebuild homes and buildings. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) dollars are available after a natural disaster is declared. Has your community used FEMA funds to respond to a storm, flood or fire? Has your tribe received money the federal government set aside for rebuilding? What FEMA policies don’t work in Native America?
Phoebe Suina (Cochiti/San Felipe) – FEMA Project Manager for Cochiti Pueblo. She also supports five other Pueblos
Melanie Bahnke (village of Savoonga) – president of Kawerak