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Pandemic affecting Alaska Natives

Dr. Don Warne, associate dean for Medicine and Health at the University of North Dakota is weighing in on Alaska Native COVID-19 numbers. Plus, ICT senior editor Dianna Hunt talks about tribes taking climate change seriously and personally
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Dr. Don Warne, Oglala Lakota, is an associate dean for medicine and health sciences based in North Dakota. He’s explains COVID-19 in Alaska and how Alaska Natives cases are high.

Dianna Hunt, ICT's senior editor, brings us a story from Louisiana where Indigenous peoples are taking climate change seriously and personally. 

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  • Ojibwe tribes are fighting a planned wolf hunt in Wisconsin.
  • In Minnesota, nuns at a monastery are apologizing for boarding school trauma. 
  • A Native nonprofit is awarding 13 tribal nations $30,000 to combat COVID-19. 
  • The Interior department is announcing the next steps for its new Indian Youth Service Corps Program.

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