Native American communities bear brunt of shutdown with medicine shortages & suspended food programs

Democratic members of Congress held a hearing Tuesday on the effects of the shutdown on health, education and employment in Native communities.

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We look at the widespread impact of the government shutdown on Native American communities, as the Indian Health Service goes understaffed and a federally funded food delivery program to Indian reservations has halted. Democratic members of Congress held a hearing Tuesday on the effects of the shutdown on health, education and employment in Native communities. We speak with Mark Trahant, editor of Indian Country Today and member of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes.

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  • Mark Trahant editor of Indian Country Today and member of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes.

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