Webinar Hosted by the American Bar Association on COVID-19’s Impact on Indian Country

April 7, 2020
Please join a Webinar Hosted by the American Bar Association on COVID-19’s Impact on Indian CountryAll tribal leaders are encouraged to attend a three-part webinar tomorrow, Wednesday, April 8, 2020, to hear about the COVID-19 crisis and impact to Indian Country from the health and economic perspectives. DATE: Wednesday, April 8, 2020TIME: 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. DESCRIPTION:The COVID-19 crisis is affecting Native American tribes and urban communities in ways that are unique to this population in terms of health challenges, economic impact, and legal issues. This webinar will discuss how Native Americans are being impacted through this crisis both from a health perspective and an economic perspective. This webinar will be segmented into three parts: (1) discussion of the provisions in the stimulus packages that are directed to Native communities; (2) discussion of the unique health and operational challenges in both rural and urban Native communities; and (3) the economic and legal impact of COVID-19 both in the short-term and long-term in tribal communities. Welcome Remarks:Judy Perry Martinez – President, American Bar Association; Of Counsel, Simon, Peragine, Smith & Redfearn Moderator:Mary L. Smith – Secretary, American Bar Association; Past President, National Native American Bar Association Speakers:

  • Kevin Allis – Chief Executive Officer, National Congress of American Indians 
  • Stacy Bohlen – Executive Director, National Indian Health Board
  • Elizabeth Coronado – Staff Attorney, Health and Human Services, Lummi Indian Business Council
  • Jerilyn LeBeau Church – Chief Executive Officer, Great Plain Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board   
  • Dr. Charles W. Grim – Secretary of Health, Chickasaw Nation Department of Health
  • Virginia Hedrick – Executive Director, California Consortium for Urban Indian Health Justice
  • Doreen N. McPaul – Attorney General, Navajo Nation, Department of Justice
  • Naomi Miguel – Professional Staff, House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States 
  • Bryan T. Newland – President, Bay Mills Indian Community of Michigan 

Register HERE:https://americanbar.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XqItgnjrQUy8cDtqSj5VJg

Review the website: https://www.americanbar.org/groups/crsj/events_cle/program-archive/covid-native-americans/

FEMA CARES Act Consultation and Procurement Training

Tribal partners,

Please see the attached Dear Tribal Leaders letter regarding consultation happening this Thursday, April 2 and next Thursday, April 9 on developing a methodology and formula to allocate the $8 billion to tribal governments through the CARES Act. 

Also attached is information on upcoming training on Procurements Under Grants During Periods of Emergency or Exigency. This 1-hour training will help participants understand how to properly contract during emergency or exigent circumstances when using federal funds. 

The training will be offered four times at 1:30pm Pacific using Phone Number: 1-888-270-9936 Access Code: 101-7496 and AdobeConnect webinar using the links below:

3/31/2020 – Link

4/3/2020 – Link

4/7/2020 – Link

4/10/2020 – Link

Please let us know if you have any questions. 


Tribal Affairs Team

FEMA Region 10

130 – 228th St SW

Bothell, WA 98021

Tel 425.487.4917