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The response to the coronavirus is threatening the survival of big and small Native businesses. Worries about the economy are on everyone’s mind even as U.S. politicians are working to deliver a $2.2 trillion relief package. It’s difficult to see how Native businesses will fare through the looming economic crisis. We’ll take the pulse of Native professionals about what the situation is and get predictions about how long and how severe it might be.
Bleu Adams (Mandan, Hidatsa and Dine) – co-owner of Blackbird Brunch
Chris James (Cherokee) – president and CEO of the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development
Marvis Aragon (Acoma Pueblo) – executive director of the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of New Mexico
Break 1 music: Badger Boogie (SONG) Arvel Bird (ARTIST) Animal Totem 2 (ALBUM)
Break 2 music: Harmony Nights (song) Cheevers Toppah & Alex Smith (artist) Harmony Nights: Native American Vocal Harmony (album)