|All Tribes Call on the Partial Government Shutdown
January 9, 2019
As the partial government shutdown enters its 19th day, Tribes are reporting their growing anxiety in trying to keep many of their programs operational. As NIHB has reported, the Indian Health Service (IHS) is operating under a lapse in funding, and both Direct Service and Self Governance Tribes have been impacted.
The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is working to ensure Tribes have as much information as possible regarding the shutdown and efforts to end it.
NIHB will hold an All Tribes Call on Friday, January 11, 2019 at 2:00 PM Eastern to provide information about the latest status of the government shutdown and gather information from Tribal leaders and health programs about the impacts of the shutdown on your community. Call in information is as follows:
Passcode: 734 706 314
to join the WebEx event.
If you are not able to join the call, please use this form
to let us know how the shutdown is impacting your community.
This information is extremely important so that NIHB and other advocates can convey to Congress and the White House the serious impact this shutdown is having on American Indian and Alaska Native health. Congress MUST be made aware of the specific harm done to Tribes due to the shutdown.
NIHB has also prepared a sample letter that your Tribe can send to your Representative and Senators. Click to view that letter.
If you have any questions, please contact Caitrin Shuy, NIHB Director of Congressional Relations, at firstname.lastname@example.org.