Friday Livestream: Chair Grijalva, Subcommittee Chair Gallego lead roundtable on Heroes Act benefits for Indian Country, still unmet tribal needs

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Discussion to be held with three national tribal organizations

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Democrats on the House Natural Resources Committee

Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) are hosting a livestreamed roundtable discussion on Friday, May 15, at 1:00 p.m. Eastern time with three national tribal organizations to discuss the House of Representatives’ newly introduced Heroes Act, the ongoing implementation of the CARES Act, and the pressing need for additional federal support in Native American communities across the country to combat the coronavirus.

Gallego is chair of the Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States. The event is the second in an ongoing series on coronavirus impacts in Indian Country, which has remained in the national headlines as the virus continues to spread while the Trump administration fails to respond.

Title: Coronavirus in Indian Country: Tribal and Urban Organizations

When: 1:00 p.m. Eastern time on Friday, May 15

Watch Live: https://bit.ly/2zxImiJ (Facebook) or https://youtu.be/ly9iQe8BM4M (YouTube)

Speakers

  • Raúl M. Grijalva 
    Chair, House Committee on Natural Resources
  • Ruben Gallego
    Chair, Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States
  • Kevin J. Allis 
    Chief Executive Officer, National Congress of American Indians
  • Dante Desiderio
    Executive Director, Native American Finance Officers Association
  • Walter Murillo
    President, National Council of Urban Indian Health
Democrats on the House Natural Resources Committee, Grijalva
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