A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found Native Americans are vaccinated at a higher rate than the rest of the population. Many tribes are success stories for getting COVID-19 under control. At the same time, persistent distrust and misinformation has taken hold in parts of the country, many of which are seeing new spikes in infections. We’ll get updates on vaccine progress and stumbles and get a glimpse of a documentary that puts the COVID-19 vaccine in context with similar efforts throughout history.
Dr. Melvina McCabe (Diné) – Professor Emeritus of Family Medicine at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Gwendena Lee-Gatewood (White Mountain Apache Tribe) – Chairwoman of the White Mountain Apache Tribe
Chris Schueler – filmmaker and CEO of Christopher Productions
Dr. Loretta Christensen (Navajo) – chief medical officer for the Indian Health Service
Break 1 music: Memorial Song (song) Porcupine Singers (artist) Alowanpi – Songs Of Honoring – Lakota Classics: Past & Present, Vol. 1 (album)
Break 2 music: Memego (song) Digging Roots (artist) Seeds (album)