Native healthcare workers provide healing during the most painful and frightening times of our lives. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, they are the superheroes on the front lines, facing down the effects of the deadly virus. They work long hours, make life-and-death decisions, and don’t often get the thanks they deserve. We’ll take time to hear what healthcare workers do and show them gratitude for taking on the tough jobs.
Dr. Nizhoni Denipah (Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo, Navajo, Hopi and Assiniboine) – Otolaryngology physician (ear, nose and throat, head and neck surgeon)
Elaine Yellow Horse (Oglala Sioux Tribe) – law student at the University of South Dakota
Esther Lucero (Dine and Latina) – president and CEO Of Seattle Indian Health Board
Break 1 music: Biioo pahna (Healing Song) (song) Judy Trejo (artist) Circle Dance Songs of the Paiute and Shoshone (album)
Break 2 music: His Spirit Reflected in the Moon (song) Khu.éex’ (artist) They Forgot They Survived (album)