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Tribes host Dr. Fauci as COVID-19 crisis continues in Indian Country

'One of the areas that I see it hitting us is the loss of language speakers'


December 11, 2020

Dr. Anthony S. Fauci is seen at the White House on March 16, 2020. Photo: D. Myles Cullen / White House

The most recognizable public health official in America will visit with leaders from two Lakota tribes in South Dakota next week.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the most visible federal expert on the coronavirus, will speak to leaders from the Oglala Sioux Tribe and the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe on December 14. The meeting takes place virtually via Zoom, said Kevin Killer, the recently inaugurated Oglala Sioux president.

An organization that conducts health research on the two reservations, Missouri Breaks Industries Research Inc. based in Eagle Butte, South Dakota, arranged the virtual meeting, Killer said. Eagle Butte is based at Cheyenne River.


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