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COVID-19 vaccinations are helping lower infection rates. Some tribes are having days with no new infections. Many cities are easing restrictions on public gatherings imposed more than a year ago. Offices, movie theaters and restaurants are all making attempts to bring people back together under one roof. But how close are we to living life like we did before the pandemic? We’ll ask experts about the likely scenarios for returning to work and life following a major public health threat.
Azadeh Tavakoli (Meskwaki descendent) – director of development for National Native American Human Resources Association
Dr. Richard Leman – chief medical officer for the Oregon Health Authority
Jir Anderson (Cochiti Pueblo) – lead singer for the Jir Project and founder of Native Guitars Tour
Jamie Schulz (Northern Cheyenne / Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate) -finance and development director for the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts
Break 1 music: Diamond Ring (song) The Jir Project Band (artist) The Pueblo (album)
Break 2 music: ShtaataaHop! (Crow Hop) (song) Bryden Gwiss (artist) The Forgotten T.R.U.T.H. (The.Real.Un.Told.History)