Month: March 2021

Can Indian Health Care Providers Mandate Their Employees Receive the COVID-19 Vaccine?

By Heather Erb, Attorney at Law As we face the largest inoculation effort in American history, many Indian health care providers and Tribes are considering whether to mandate their employees, particularly healthcare workers, receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Tribal nations possess the inherent power to mandate their employees be vaccinated. This regulatory power is derived from […]


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Tribes in Washington State and Nationally Concerned About Maternal Mortality

by Cindy Gamble In our Indigenous traditions, the creation of new life is a sacred act, to be respected and protected. This includes the time of a person’s pregnancy, and the first year of life and parenthood for the baby and parent respectively. When we are unable to protect our mothers and babies, it is […]


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