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Dr. Siobhan Wescott: 'Sorting out the pandemic'

On Tuesday's ICT newscast, we are learning more about the toll of COVID-19. Plus, we hear about a new book from a tribe in California. And we get the latest from an ICT special report

Dr. Siobhan Wescott is a public health professor at the American Indian Health at the Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health. She’s breaking down the current COVID-19 toll and how this affects doctors.

Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria Chairman Greg Sarris has a new memoir out. He is most known for his book called “Grand Avenue,” which became a 1996 HBO series and won many awards.

Mario Koran is a reporter at Wisconsin Watch, he’s a part of ICT's special report “At the Crossroads.” Koran takes a look at enterprises owned by the Ho-Chunk Nation. 

A slice of our Indigenous world 

  • The Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma is investing millions of dollars to expand affordable housing.
  • After being displaced nearly 400 years ago, a tribal nation getting its land back.
  • Three women are rollerskating across the country to raise awareness on environmental issues in Indian Country.
  • Three Indigenous women will be featured on U.S. quarters. 

Mark Trahant, Shoshone-Bannock, is editor-at-large for Indian Country Today. On Twitter: @TrahantReports Trahant is based in Phoenix. The Indigenous Economics Project is funded with a major grant from the Bay and Paul Foundations.

Kaitlin Onawa Boysel, Cherokee, is a producer/reporter for Indian Country Today. On Instagram: @KaitlinBoysel Boysel is based in Springfield, Illinois.

Maxwell Montour, Pottawatomi, is a newscast editor for Indian Country Today. On Instagram: max.montour Montour is based in Phoenix.

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