[The Guardian] Why Native Americans took Covid-19 seriously: ‘It’s our reality’

Faculty member, Professor Desi Rodriguez-Lonebear quoted in the article— In the first few weeks of 2020, as president Donald Trump dismissed and mocked warnings about a novel virus killing people faraway in China, Native American leaders were taking the deadly threat seriously. And they were right. The infection rate among the Navajo Nation has now … Read more

[The Guardian] Native Americans being left out of US coronavirus data and labelled as ‘other’

Native Americans are being left out of demographic data on the impact of the coronavirus across the US, raising fears of hidden health emergencies in one of the country’s most vulnerable populations. A Guardian analysis found that about 80% of state health departments have released some racial demographic data, which has already revealed stark disparities … Read more