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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

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. 

  • A judge in South Dakota will determine whether charges will be dismissed against NDN Collective CEO Nick Tilsen.
  • 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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