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

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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

Dr. CH Huntley’s Public Health Epidemiology Careers Podcast

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Dr. CH Huntley

New Release

Episode #180

Alaska Native Epidemiology Center, with Audrey Juliussen & Jordan Skan

My first guest from the Alaska Native Epidemiology Center is Audrey Juliussen is an Ahtna Athabascan and Unangax̂ Alaska Native, and grew up in Anchorage, Alaska. My second guest is Dr. Jordan Skan, who grew up in Ketchikan and is Tlingit.

January 25, 2021


Previous Episodes

Episode #176

Interview With Forrest Lester and Delores Becenti, Navajo Epidemiology Center

December 28, 2020

Episode #171

Interview With Dr. Amruta Dixit, Albuquerque Area Southwest Tribal Epidemiology Center

November 23, 2020

Episode #167

Interview with Samantha Lucas-Pipkorn, Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Epidemiology Center

October 27, 2020

Episode #163

Tribal Epidemiology Centers, Resources & COVID-19 Response

September 28, 2020

Episode #158

Interview with Chris TallBear, Oklahoma Tribal Epidemiology Center

August 24, 2020

Episode #154

Interview with Tommy Ghost Dog and Celena McCray, Northwest Tribal Epidemiology Center

July 27, 2020

Episode #150

Interview with Jonathan Davis, Arizona Tribal Epidemiology Center

June 29, 2020

Episode #145

Interview with Antoinette Medina, California Tribal Epidemiology Center

May 25, 2020

Episode #141

Interview with Wyatt Pickner and Crisandra Wilkie, Urban Indian Health Institute

April 27, 2020

Episode #137

Interview with Emily Good Weasel, MPH, Great Plains Tribal Epidemiology Center

March 30, 2020

Dr. CH Huntley’s Public Health Epidemiology Careers Podcast

Teepees erected on Rims to honor those who have died as well as provide beacon of hope

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Billings Gazette – Local News

William Snell’s record for erecting a teepee is just under 14 minutes. It’s a bit more complicated in the winter, he said, but in a little more than five hours on Saturday, seven teepees were standing tall atop the Billings Rimrocks, their white canvas taut against the winter winds moving across the snowy prairie.

By Anna Paige
December 19, 2020

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Teepees erected on Rims to honor those who have died as well as provide beacon of hope

Photo: Teepees are lit with colored lights in this long exposure photograph as a Delta flight from Minneapolis flies overhead as it approaches Billings Logan International Airport at Swords Park in Billings on Saturday
Credit: Mike Clark, Billings Gazette

COVID-19 Cases Spiking In State’s Indigenous Communities

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Wisconsin Public Radio

Coronavirus cases have tripled since the beginning of September among American Indians across Wisconsin as the state has witnessed a surge in new cases of COVID-19.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 2,374 cases of the virus among Native Americans on Thursday — that’s up from 775 cases on Sept. 1.

By Danielle Kaeding
October 23, 2020

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COVID-19 Cases Spiking In State's Indigenous Communities
Photo: A COVID-19 test technician leans down to speak to a person in line before administering the test Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, in Janesville. Credit: Angela Major/WPR