The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi has announced it’s partnered with several Indiana-based organizations to offer COVID-19 vaccines to Native Americans including state-recognized and historical tribes, as well as Native Hawaiians, Native Alaskans, and other native groups living in Indiana. The Pokagons say the vaccines will be distributed by appointment only on a first-come, first-serve basis beginning this Saturday. The second dose in the two-shot series will be delivered on Saturday, April 24. Those who are interested can schedule an appointment by calling the American Indian Center of Indiana at 317-917-8000 or by sending an email to the center. The vaccinations will take place in Indianapolis. Tribal Chair Matt Wesaw says on behalf of “close to six thousand Pokagon Citizens and the thousands of employees that work for our Tribe, we are very proud that we are able to answer the call and help vaccinate as many Native Americans as possible living in Indiana.” Several groups are teaming up with the Pokagons to make the effort possible.
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