Newscast with guest Regis Pecos

Indian Country Today

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Indian Country Today's guest is Regis Pecos, Cochiti Pueblo, co-founder and co-director of the Leadership Institute at the Santa Fe Indian School in New Mexico.

Pecos is also a former governor and lieutenant governor of Cochiti Pueblo. He was also the Chief of Staff to the NM Speaker of the House and a Senior Policy Advisor to the Office of the Majority. Pecos helped draft the Tribal Response Plan for tribes in New Mexico fighting COVID-19. He is a graduate of Princeton University. 

Jourdan Bennett-Begaye, our Washington editor, gives us the updated COVID-19 numbers in Indian Country and how the census operations are being impacted by the pandemic. 

The host of the program is Patty Talahongva, executive editor for Indian Country Today.

(Related link: New Mexico circulates broad tribal preparedness guide)

Find our tracker, COVID-19 coverage, opinion pieces, list of events cancelled or postponed and more at the Indian Country Today's COVID-19 Syllabus.

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(Read more: A sense of urgency in COVID-19 coverage ... and we need your help)

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