Achieving Native American Visibility
COVID-19 Impact on Indian Country
Dallin Maybee, Assistant Director of Development for the Native American Rights Fund, discusses why some tribal communities are at higher risk compared to the general population and outlines mitigation efforts to limit the spread of the virus.
Reclaiming Native Truth
Michael Roberts, President and CEO of First Nations Development Institute, discusses common misconceptions, and how advocates are working to create change.
Unsung Heroes: Women in Military Service
Phyllis Wilson, President of the Military Women’s Memorial, delves into the untold stories of these heroes and details the only major national memorial honoring all servicewomen — past, present and future.
Support for Women Veterans
Jacquelyn Hayes-Byrd, Executive Director of the VA Center for Women Veterans, shares some of the unique challenges faced by women after they leave military service and services available to help.
COVID-19 and Veteran Suicide Prevention
Jennifer Dane, Executive Director of the Modern Military Association of America, discusses nationwide efforts to combat a rising suicide rate among our nation’s military service members and veterans.
Honoring the Service of Chinese American WWII Veterans
Maj. Gen. Robert G.F. Lee, of the Chinese American World War II Recognition Project, shares the significance of this population of veterans, from their time in service to a forthcoming major Congressional honor.
Tribes, Treaties and U.S. Law
Natalie Landreth of the Native American Rights Fund outlines efforts underway to preserve tribes’ sovereignty, including their political status and legal rights as governments.
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Investing in Early EducationThe Child and Family Network Centers is a network of 8 free, high-quality bi-lingual preschools that provide low-income children with the tools they need to succeed in school and in life. Their Executive Director Jackie Horstmann Didio tells Elena Russo about their strong connection to the community they serve.
The ARC of Northern VirginiaLucy Beadnell, Director of Advocacy for The ARC of Northern Virginiaj joins Elena Russo to discuss the free services they offer to people with developmental disabilities and their support network. Additionally, they discuss the TravelMate program, which provides virtual support to individuals with cognitive challenges to be more independent while traveling.