NIHB Chairman William Smith Testifies before the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs

On April 14, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs held a hearing on “Examining the COVID-19 Response in Native Communities: Native Health System One Year Later.National Indian Health Board Chairman William Smith of the Valdez Native Tribe testified.

Witnesses included:

  • Rear Admiral Michael Toedt, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Indian Health Service
  • The Honorable William Smith, Chairperson, National Indian Health Board
  • Walter Murillo, Board President, National Council of Urban Indian Heath
  • Sheri-Ann Daniels, Executive Director, Papa Ola Lōkahi
  • Robert Onders, Administrator, Alaska Native Medical Center

Visit the Committee website for the full hearing recording. Read NIHB’s written testimony here.