Tribal Communities Adapt to Life Under COVID-19
June 24, 2020
REDLANDS, Calif. – Bridging tribal tradition with contemporary life can be a challenge, but for Running Bear Ramirez, it all goes hand in hand with his position as a leader in the San Manuel band of Mission Indians. Like many, the pandemic has hit his community hard.
“A lot of our tribal governments have to pretty much shut down while COVID [is] going on,” said Ramirez. “We didn't want a lot of people getting sick. When it came to Indian Health Services, we really had to buckle down.”