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Native America Calling: Troubling trends: government shutdown and COVID-19
Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Troubling trends: government shutdown and COVID-19
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.

Native America Calling will get perspectives on two significant events in the news.

Guests on Native America Calling
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

Stacey Bohlen (citizen of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians), chief executive officer of the National Indian Health Board

Dr. Matthew Clark, chief medical officer for the Alaska Area Native Health Service and chair of the IHS National Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee

Dr. Amber Lyon, assistant professor in the Master of Public Health Program at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences

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