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Native America Calling: Disasters at every turn
Monday, August 28, 2023

Disasters at every turn
Officials are still sorting out the human and financial toll of the unprecedented fire on Maui. Many Native Hawaiians remain missing, hundreds more sustained serious damage to their homes and businesses.

Meanwhile, Canada is dealing with a record-setting wildfire season with evacuations affecting many First Nations reserves.

As the hottest summer on record winds down, we’ll get an assessment of what Native emergency management officials view as the path ahead.

Guests on Native America Calling
Jake Heflin (Osage/Cherokee), president and CEO of the Tribal Emergency Management Association (iTEMA)

Leela Gilday (Dene Nation in Yellowknife), award-winning singer-songwriter

April Sells (member of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians), Poarch Band of Creek Indians Tribal Emergency Management Administrator (EMA) Director

Kuʻuwehi Hiraishi (Native Hawaiian), reporter for Hawaii Public Radio

Adam Weintraub, communication director for Hawaii Emergency Management Agency

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