- By Rich Tupica
A town hall discussion on the pandemic’s impact on Native communities and tribal government happens tonight at 8 p.m. EST.
The town hall features country music star Billy Ray Cyrus, actress Piper Perabo and Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas, among others. This live conversation, dubbed The Native Americans & Coronavirus Virtual Town Hall, is co-hosted by Taboo, IllumiNative’s #WarriorUp campaign, NDN Collective and Indian Country Today. Indian Country Today’s Mark Trahant will moderate the event. It’s free to view and will be streamed on Taboo’s YouTube channel as well as on each of the partners’ Facebook pages. According to Indianz.com, the stream aims to “unite Indian Country and allies against COVID-19.” Economic and healthcare issues will be explored by a lengthy panel Native leaders, legislators, influencers and advocates. Organizers say the goal is to let viewers know “how the pandemic is exacerbating disparities and inequalities affecting not only Native Americans but all communities of color,” a statement said.
The Native Americans & Coronavirus Virtual Town Hall Thursday, April 30th 8 P.M. Eastern Time Watch it HERE
More Stories Like ThisNative News Weekly (7/25/21): D.C. Briefs
Cleveland MLB Team Name to Change from 'Indians' to 'Guardians'
Winona LaDuke Released From Jail With Conditions to Avoid Enbridge Line 3 Work Areas
Interior Department to Consult With Community Leaders on Major Changes to NAGPRA
Alaska Native Groups Sue Gov. Dunleavy Over Draining a Subsidized Power Fund
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 journalism. Thank you.