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Preparing for College in a Pandemic
September 9, 2020
For Native American high school graduates, COVID-19 has derailed plans—but not resolve.
Census in the Age of Pandemic
September 4, 2020
The Census has long failed to accurately tally populations in Indian Country. COVID-19 is hampering attempts to fix that.
Broken Pipes, Broken Treaties
August 3, 2020
On the Warm Springs Reservation, residents have been without clean drinking water for three summers in a row. Where is the fix?
A Historical Perspective on Pandemic
July 13, 2020
The Native American experience with COVID-19 is only the latest chapter in a centuries-long tragedy.
Wildfire Season Meets COVID-19
June 18, 2020
In the midst of a pandemic, tribes adapt in their preparation for fire season.
Torn Apart: Tribes wrestle with the cost of keeping with tradition in the age of COVID
May 28, 2020
Pandemic has forced the cancellation of events everywhere. But in Indian Country, not congregating comes with added cost—and risk.
Oregon tribes' primary engines—casinos—stalled by COVID-19
April 17, 2020
Casino closings affect thousands of Oregon jobs.
Online powwows draw thousands of viewers
April 3, 2020
Native American dancing celebrates life at a distance
Stimulus package infuses Indian Country with $10 billion. Is it enough?
March 27, 2020
Coronavirus numbers for Native Americans begin to climb.
Housing in Portland is unaffordable for many Native Americans
March 3, 2020
Collaboration and multiple partnerships built “Our Place” to change the financial bottom line.
VOICE: Online conversations with Black and Indigenous writers
Lesson Plans: A Rural Education Project with Pamplin Media
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