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NIHB COVID-19 Ask Me Anything Series

January 12 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm EST

Ask Your Burning Questions: COVID-19 Variants and Vaccines

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB), is hosting the second event in the COVID-19 Ask Me Anything (AMA) Series. Once again we find ourselves confronting another COVID-19 variant and much is still unknown. Native youth and parents, young people, Tribal leaders, and Tribal community members are invited to join the AMA to ask any questions they might have about COVID-19 variants or vaccines to an expert from the CDC.


  • CAPT Holly Van Lew, PharmD, BCPS, Indian Health Service (IHS)

This AMA will be free and streamed live on Zoom and Facebook.

Submit questions ahead of time with this form so presenter(s) have time to review them. Please come prepared to ask questions or share your own insights and experiences. For questions contact Darby Galligher at dgalligher@nihb.org.

NOTE: CE credits will not be offered for this webinar.

Who should attend?

The AMA is open to any interested person, but is likely most relevant to Youth, parents and caregivers, Tribal leaders, Tribal public health professionals, Tribal health departments, Tribal healthcare personnel, and those who want to learn more about COVID-19 variants and vaccines.


January 12
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm EST




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7:30 am
Registration (Location: Sequoia)

9:00 am
Posting of Colors (Location: Grand Peninsula Ballroom)

9:05 am
Welcome & Opening Prayer

9:10 am
Time of Reflection

9:25 am
Welcome & Opening Message from SGCETC Board of Directors 

9:30 am
Welcome from Tribal Nations within California and Discussion of Hot  Topics

10:15 am
Discussion with Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Bryan Newland

10:30 am

10:45 am
Establishing the Bay Area American Indian Cultural District

11:00 am
COVID Update and Indian Health Service Initiatives to Improve Health and Wellbeing

11:30 am
International Decade (2022 – 2032) of Indigenous Language Preservation

11:45 am
Lunch Break

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Breakout Sessions

 2:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Networking Break

2:15 pm – 3:30 pm
Breakout Sessions

3:30 pm- 3:45 pm

3:45 pm
Threats to Tribal Sovereignty: Protecting the Indian Child Welfare Act

(Location: Grand Peninsula Ballroom)

4:05 pm
Self-Governance Updates from DOI, IHS, and DOT

4:45 pm
Tiwahe Initiative – Federal Updates


Additional Meetings and Activities

11:30 am – 5:00 pm
DOI SGDB Training Room (Sand Pebble D)

11:30 am – 5:00 pm
Individual Meetings with OSG Staff- Open (Board Rooms 3 & 4)

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tribal Caucus for the Food Distribution Program for Indian Reservations Consultation Meeting (Cypress A)