The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Emergency Management Director Nelson Andrews Jr provided a brief overview to BBC World News on the current situation that native American Tribes are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Director Andrews was able to touch on how tribes have been an afterthought in comparison to states during the nation pandemic.  He also helped to coordinate a live interview on BBC for his Co-Chairman on the USET Homeland Security and Emergency Services Committee, Paul Downing of the Passamaquoddy Tribe in Maine.  The COVID-19 Indian Country story aired this morning, on BBC world news and is replayed  throughout the day to millions of viewers.  Director Andrews stated that “being able to share our perspective and highlight the current pandemic issues that tribes deal with on a daily basis across Indian Country is needed in order to help finally make a difference and hopefully gain the equal parity to states, that is beyond long- overdue.”