The prioritization of mailed ballots in 2020 creates hurdles for indigenous people -- about 4.7 million of whom are of voting age -- who already faced voting obstacles prior to the pandemic.
By Candice Norwood
A California tribe whose ancestral lands span across the U.S.-Mexico border is suing the Trump administration to block construction of a section of border wall that the Kumeyaay people say is desecrating sacred burial sites.
By Julie Watson, Associated Press
COVID-19 has ripped through Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indian families. Almost 10% of the tribe’s roughly 11,000 members have tested positive for the virus. More than 75 have died.
By Leah Willingham, Associated Press
In a fiery speech, President Trump railed against “angry mobs” that were trying to “tear down statues” at a rally at Mt. Rushmore on Friday. Despite warnings, there were few facemasks and little social distancing at the event, which saw…
By PBS NewsHour
By Randall Akee, EconoFact
Some Native American populations are facing disproportionately high COVID-19 infection and mortality rates. Understanding how the disease is affecting these communities is important to mitigating the damage.
By Morgan Lee, Associated Press
Small Native American pueblos across New Mexico are embracing extraordinary isolation measures that turn away outsiders as well as near-universal testing to try to insulate themselves from a contagion with frightening echoes of the past.
By Stephanie Sy, Lena I. Jackson, Casey Kuhn
COVID-19 is ripping through the Navajo Nation, infecting and killing people at rates that are above U.S. averages. Located across three states, the Navajo population is already vulnerable, with a high prevalence of underlying disease, a lack of infrastructure and…
By Tony Cookson, The Conversation
Research shows that people who grow up in a bank desert on Native American reservations are more likely to fall behind on credit card and mortgage payments.
By Courtney Vinopal
Terese Marie Mailhot’s “Heart Berries,” a memoir that addresses the trauma experienced by indigenous people across generations, is our January 2020 book pick.
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