Month February 2021

Month February 2021

Tribal health providers have figured out the key to Covid-19 vaccine success. Here’s their secret

TEC News, TECs in the Media

CNN – US

(CNN) – Native people have been disproportionately hit by Covid-19, experiencing higher rates of infection, hospitalization and death than White people in the US. But when it comes to vaccine administration, tribal health providers are often outpacing counties and states.

By Harmeet Kaur, CNN
February 9, 2021

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Tribal health providers have figured out the key to Covid-19 vaccine success. Here's their secret

Photo: Medical staff at the Northern Navajo Medical Center administering Covid-19 vaccines in Shiprock, New Mexico. The Navajo Nation has a higher vaccination rate than most states.

They Asked for PPE and Got Body Bags Instead—She Turned Them Into a Healing Dress

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Vogue – Fashion

In March, public health researcher Abigail Echo-Hawk (Pawnee) and her colleagues at the Seattle Indian Health Board reached out to their local and federal partners for more PPE so they could continue serving Washington’s Native population. When they received a large package a few weeks later they were elated—until they opened it and found a stack of body bags inside.

By Cecilia Nowell
February 4, 2021

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They Asked for PPE and Got Body Bags Instead—She Turned Them Into a Healing Dress

Photo: Echo-Hawk’s dress worn by one of the staff members of the Urban Indian Health Institute.
Credit: Samuel Fu