The novel coronavirus outbreak is making it harder for Native Americans to fish along the Columbia River. Depleted salmon runs and the federal government’s failure to improve fishing sites had already impacted culturally and economically important harvests.
As high school students juggle responsibilities of a job or child care, one school district experiments with evening tutoring.
The COVID-19 pandemic shuttered facilities at Portland’s Native American Youth and Family Center. Now the organization is finding ways to offer services remotely, including getting food to families who are at a high risk of going hungry.
Incomplete data show academic slippage as many K-12 students learned from home. The push is now on to return to the classroom — safely.
Teachers in the Central Oregon school district have gotten creative and put extra energy into engaging their students online.