COVID-19 in Indian Country: Past Policy, Current Responses, and Future Implications

August 18, 2020
01:00PM - 02:30PM

All Times Eastern

Date: Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EST
The coronavirus pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on American Indian and Alaska Native communities. Leading up to this current crisis, many state and federal policies undercut Tribal sovereignty, leaving Tribal healthcare systems underfunded and ill-equipped to respond to the spread of COVID-19 in their communities. In response, Tribes have exercised their inherent sovereignty to implement a range of infection control measures, with community-led initiatives providing creative and nimble solutions to the evolving crisis. This webinar will introduce participants to key principles in Indian law and Tribal public health law, discuss the impact of COVID-19 in Indian Country, and identify response strategies based upon practical experience.