PODCAST: The FRONTLINE Dispatch

Covering Coronavirus: Indian Country

April 24, 2020

REUTERS/Andrew Hay

Native American communities were already dealing with underfunded health services. Then the coronavirus outbreak began. Journalist Antonia Gonzales, herself a member of the Native community, reports from New Mexico — where Navajo Nation, one of the largest tribes in the country, has seen a higher rate of confirmed COVID-19 cases than most states. And Gonzales finds that tribes say their requests for federal help are being ignored.

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