The Council for Environmental Quality invited CPN member and academic Kyle Whyte to join the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council. The group is designed to provide plans and ideas on fighting climate change alongside environmental justice.
As chief medical officer for Exer Urgent Care clinics in Southern California, Dr. Cory Spurlock and his staff have adjusted their focus several times since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. Patient needs dictated changes in on-boarding, increased testing and new technology.
CPN member Drew Ward began his professional baseball career immediately after graduating high school in 2013 and now plays for the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks out of Fargo, North Dakota. Read more: cpn.news/ward
While at UCLA, Max Murray used his love of the outdoors to study freshwater fish and the parasites that coexist with them in an area of the country that supports little of their habitat.
CPN member Beau Favre approached Vice-Chairman Linda Capps for permission to document the species, size and weight of fish in Tribal ponds before releasing them back into the water.
CPN member Rebecca Gardom kept track of personal protective equipment as part of the Occupational Safety and Health Team, specifically the Controlled Air Purifying Respirator systems. The battery-operated air filtration devices added to PPE offer another safety precaution against the coronavirus.
The Peltier family descendant found a renewed sense of purpose. She sought to improve the recovery process for others as the pandemic worsened in the United States; Dykstra-Tibbs learned her body’s response to the virus could benefit others, which prompted her to donate toward a new type of treatment in Oklahoma.
Weddle believes in the potential of antibodies testing’s usefulness. The LabLik team travels to sometimes three or four cities a week, taking blood samples in warehouses, parking lots, cubicles, conference rooms, basements — wherever.
Tribal membersMary Yox and Jeannie Wamego Van Veen both found it ironic how much closer they lived to one another in northeast Oklahoma but ran into each other in the Middle East.
Tribal member Kevin Foster’s music allows him to travel and see more of the world than most other 26-year-olds. Although he is often gone from his home and family in Oklahoma for weeks or months at a time, the passion remains.