Skip to site content

Indian Country COVID-19 Response Update Call with Tribal Leaders Q&A

April 9 , 2020


Please join the Indian Country COVID-19 Response Team this Thursday, April 9, 2020 from 4:00 – 5:30 (EST).  Also, please remember that the Department of the Interior and the Department of Treasury are hosting the 2nd joint tribal consultation on the CARES Act title VI Coronavirus Relief Fund. The consultation schedule can be located here: Interior-Treasury CARES Act Consultation.


Please register for this Thursday’s update call below – as always, thank you for your partnership and commitment to Indian Country during these critical times.

Indian Country COVID-19 Response Update Call with Tribal Leaders Q&A
Date: Thursday, April 9, 2020
Time: 4:00 – 5:30 PM (EST) (please note time zone)
Note: You must RSVP to join the call. Upon successful registration, you will receive a confirmation email with dial-in instructions. 



Moderator: Laura Rigas, Principal Deputy Director, HHS Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs


Welcome (5 Minutes)

White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs

Tyler Fish, Senior Policy Advisor & Tribal Liaison

Indian Health Service

RADM Michael Weahkee, Principal Deputy Director

Department of the Interior

Tara Sweeney, Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs, U.S.


Programmatic Updates (3 Minutes)

HHS Indian Health Service

Dr. Michael Toedt, Chief Medical Officer


This Week’s Presentation (5 Minutes)

United States Department of Justice

Katie Sullivan Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Office of Justice Programs


Open Discussion with Tribal Leaders (1 Hour)



Event Sponsor: IHS

Who Should Attend: Tribal Leaders


Conference Call

Contact Info

Benjamin Smith