COVID-19 Response, Recovery, and Resilience

november, 2020

09nov1:00 pm2:00 pmCOVID-19 and Native American Health: How Tribal Leaders Are Beating Back the VirusUS News & World Report

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Minority communities have been disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, and Native Americans are no exception. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Indian and Alaska Native people are 5.3 times more likely than white people to be hospitalized due to COVID-19. Yet the picture is not entirely bleak. Though it’s often missing from the headlines, many Native American communities across the country have been mobilizing to fight the virus, often with success.

In this webinar, get an in-depth understanding of why American Indians are particularly vulnerable to the pandemic and the strategies tribal leaders are implementing to protect their communities. Hear from Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez; Stacy A. Bohlen, chief executive officer of the National Indian Health Board and member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians; and Kevin DuPuis, chairman of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.

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(Monday) 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

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