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Native Nations have been hit hard by COVID-19. There is the toll of lost loved ones and the economic devastation that is still far from recovered. Out of hardship, however, comes hope. Many individuals, organizations and grassroots groups continue to step up. Giving and helping those in need are key values among many tribes. During the pandemic, giving or getting a helping hand is more important than ever. We’ll talk with representatives of Native organizations and grassroots groups who’ve been instrumental in giving during the pandemic.
NancyJo Houk – chief marketing and development officer of American Indian College Fund
Josh Arce (Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation of Kansas) – president and CEO of Partnership With Native Americans
Ethel Branch (Diné) – lawyer, former attorney general for the Navajo Nation and creator of the Navajo & Hopi COVID-19 Families Relief fund
Break 1 music: Thunderheads (song) Clark Tenakhongva (artist) Hoat’Ve’La (album)
Break 2 music: His Spirit Reflected in the Moon (song) Khu.éex’ (artist) They Forgot They Survived (album)