Critical Value #63 Native Communities and COVID-19
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December 17, 2020

How are American Indian tribes and Native communities faring during the COVID-19 pandemic? Host Justin Milner speaks with Lukaya Williams of the White Mountain Apache Housing Authority, Joe Cushman and Justine Capra of the Nisqually Indian Tribe’s planning and economic development department, and Nancy Pindus, senior fellow at the Urban Institute.

Related links:
White Mountain Apache Tribe
White Mountain Apache Housing Authority
Nisqually Indian Tribe, Department of Planning and Economic Development
Emerging Stronger than Before: Guidelines for the Federal Role in American Indian and Alaska Native Tribes’ Recovery from the COVID‐19 Pandemic
Federal COVID‐19 Response Funding for Tribal Governments: Lessons from the CARES Act
Steps States Can Take to Help Break Down Housing Barriers for Native Communities
Four Ways to Improve Water Access in Navajo Nation during COVID-19


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Research Areas Race and equity
Tags COVID-19 Native populations