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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs examines COVID-19 response
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
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One year into the COVID-19 pandemic, how are Native communities doing after suffering the highest infection, hospitalization and death rates in the U.S?

That question will be discussed at a hearing of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs on Wednesday afternoon. The title is “Examining the COVID-19 Response in Native Communities: Native Health Systems One Year Later.”

The committee is hearing from a panel of federal, tribal and Native witnesses. The goal is to find out lessons learned over the past year and how the U.S. government can better help American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian communities.

The witness list follows:

Rear Admiral Michael Toedt, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer
Indian Health Service
Rockville, MD

The Honorable William Smith
Chairperson
National Indian Health Board
Washington, DC

Mr. Walter Murillo
Board President
National Council of Urban Indian Heath
Washington, DC

Dr. Sheri-Ann Daniels
Executive Director
Papa Ola Lōkahi
Honolulu, HI

Dr. Robert Onders
Alaska Native Medical Center
Anchorage, AK

The hearing takes place at 2:30pm Eastern. It will be broadcast on indian.senate.gov.

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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Notice
Oversight Hearing “Examining the COVID-19 Response in Native Communities: Native Health Systems One Year Later” (April 14, 2021)