“Tribal Nations prepaid for our healthcare," Walker River Paiute Tribe Chairwoman Amber Torres said. "Our Treaties require the federal government to fund our people’s care for the next seven generations and beyond."
In a year packed with change and uncertainty, the National Indian Health Board was pleased to recognize and honor a group of Tribal health leaders, providers and advocates during its Heroes in Health Awards Gala.
The National Indian Health Board opened its annual National Tribal Health Conference to a virtual audience of nearly 900 Tribal leaders, health professionals, advocates and federal and Congressional partners.
Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer will be joined by Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for a COVID-19 town hall.
A diverse panel of Congressional and tribal leaders will look ahead and discuss how Congress might come together on a bipartisan basis to enhance support for Indian Country’s pandemic recovery efforts.