Excerpt from Albuquerque Journal
Support for caregivers, elders ensures Native cultural longevity
By: Larry Curley / Navajo; Executive Director, National Indian Council on Aging
Monday, December 13, 2021
At no other time in recent history have tribal leaders across Native America been challenged in ensuring the health and safety of Indian people. That challenge has been immense, and weariness has extended to those who care for our elders and their families.
More than 250 tribes and tribal organizations use the funding for elder centers, meal delivery, referrals, transportation and personal care.
Tribal leaders have done a tremendous job during this unprecedented time in keeping our communities safe. When we also support our caregivers, we keep the family together and avoid costly health care or care by non-Native institutions.
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