A coalition of tribal organizations is warning about the potential damage of a federal government shutdown to tribal citizens. Among other things, Native officials say it could disrupt important appropriations for at-risk tribal members. At the same time, COVID-19 infections are on the rise and distribution of vaccines is off to a rocky start. We’ll get perspectives on two significant events in the news.
Dr. Rebecca St. Germaine (Lac Courte Oreilles), evaluator for the Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Epidemiology Center and program director for the Tribal Epidemiology Center Public Health Infrastructure
Break 1 Music: Intertribal (song) Thunder Hill (artist) Relentless (album)
Break 2 Music: Mahk Jchi (song) Ulali (artist) Heartbeat: Voices of First Nations Women (album)