Many Native nations suffered disproportionate harm from the COVID-19 pandemic. New research suggests state and federal policy decisions and long standing structural inequities increased the magnitude of the pandemic for Native people and unnecessarily cost additional lives. We’ll talk with the researchers about the study and hear from tribal leaders and health officials about what they are experiencing.
Nathaniel Brown (Diné) – Navajo Nation Council Delegate
Laura E. Evans – associate professor at the University of Washington at the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance
Dr. Carmela Roybal (Ohkay Owingeh) – visiting professor at the American University of Sovereign Nations
Karl Little Owl (Crow) – former Crow Tribe public health officer
Break 1 music: Cultural Survival (song) Art Napoleon (Travelling Sun) (artist) Miyoskamin (Early Springtime) (album)
Break 2 music: Eagle Blessing (song) Swinomish Canoe Family (artist)