- By Native News Online Staff
WASHINGTON — The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) announced Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, will address the organization’s 2021 Executive Council Winter Session on Tuesday morning, Feb. 21.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the winter session is being held virtually from Washington, D.C.
Dr. Fauci is one of America’s most trusted and accomplished scientific voices, a world-renowned physician-scientist who has served as Director of NIAID since 1984. He has advised seven presidents on HIV/AIDS and many other domestic and global health issues. He was one of the principal architects of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), a program that has saved millions of lives throughout the developing world.
As part of the new administration, he now also serves as Chief Medical Adviser on COVID-19 to President Biden.
Also addressing the winter session will be Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (NY), Sen. Brian Schatz (HI), chairman, Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and Sen. Lisa Murkowski (AK), Vice-Chair, Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
Founded in 1994, the National Congress of American Indians is the largest and most representative American Indian and Alaska Native organization serving the broad interests of tribal governments and communities.
More Stories Like ThisFCC Chairwoman Proposes New "Missing and Endangered Persons" Emergency Alert Code
California MMIP Summit Convenes Tribal Leaders to Address Epidemic of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Peoples
US Presidents in Their Own Words Concerning American Indians
Native News Weekly (February 18, 2024): D.C. Briefs
Remarks by US Treasurer Chief Lynn Malerba at the National Congress of American Indians
Native Perspective. Native Voices. Native News.
We launched Native News Online because the mainstream media often overlooks news that is important is Native people. We believe that everyone in Indian Country deserves equal access to news and commentary pertaining to them, their relatives and their communities. That's why the story you’ve just finished was free — and we want to keep it that way, for all readers. We hope you'll consider making a donation to support our efforts so that we can continue publishing more stories that make a difference to Native people, whether they live on or off the reservation. Your donation will help us keep producing quality journalism and elevating Indigenous voices. Any contribution of any amount — big or small — gives us a better, stronger future and allows us to remain a force for change. Donate to Native News Online today and support independent Indigenous-centered journalism. Thank you.