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Podcast Episode: COVID-19 is Particularly Tough on Native Americans. Here’s Why We Should All Care About That. Featuring Dr. Holly Pilson, Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina.
There are 574 federally recognized Native American tribes in the United States, all of which were promised healthcare and other services as part of resettlement programs. But having limited democratic power and leverage, health services for Natives have been neglected over many decades. COVID-19 is now taking advantage of these vulnerabilities, but Black Lives Matter may be helping with some of their struggles. Universal messages about social justice and racial discrimination are gaining traction. On the day that DC Football officially shed its racist nickname, Dr. Holly Pilson talks about her Native American heritage and her experiences as a female physician in a profession dominated by white men. With Dr. Rose Gonzalez.