We’re Still Here: Shall Furnish Medicine Part 3

We’re Still Here: Shall Furnish Medicine Part 3

When COVID-19 arrives on reservation borders, tribes aren’t sure if their newly minted health care programs can hold up against the onslaught. The fear is that this is history happening all over again. But the two tribes on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming decide early to roll up their sleeves–literally–in a fight for the very survival of their tribal identity.

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Enough Is Enough: Shall Furnish Medicine Part 2

Enough Is Enough: Shall Furnish Medicine Part 2

It’s the late 1800s. With no government help in sight, Omaha citizen Dr. Susan LaFlesche is determined to bring health care to her tribe. Decades later, the U.S. still hasn’t gotten around to fulfilling its treaty promise to furnish medicine. So, tribes find a way to take over their health care system, and a quiet social movement is born. (more…)

Shall Furnish Medicine Trailer

Shall Furnish Medicine Trailer

Reservations have been some of the hardest-hit communities in the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, for Native Americans, this all feels awfully familiar…the arrival of a terrible illness that kills elders while the federal government does little to stop it. But this time, tribes know what to do. Coming September 29, we’ll bring you a three-part series we’re calling Shall Furnish Medicine, tracing that devastating history from its beginnings.  (more…)

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Exploring The Evolving Identity Of The American West “A vivid, engaging series” – The New Yorker Winner of a 2020 Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Documentary, The Modern West takes listeners on a sound-rich journey into some of America’s most iconic...