Native American tribes' pandemic response is hamstrung by many inequities

Many Native American tribes are reporting high COVID-19 infection rates. State and federal agencies are impeding tribes' efforts to handle the pandemic themselves.

Stephanie Malin, Associate Professor of Sociology; Co-Founder and Steering Committee Member, Center for Environmental Justice at CSU, Colorado State University • conversation
June 1, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: covid-19 pandemic health-disparities native-americans coronavirus-2020 environmental-justice environmental-health oil-and-gas salmon north-dakota-access-pipeline alaska-natives border-wall

Alumni fight COVID-19 battle on many fronts

The Gazette asked alumni who are engaged in the battle against the novel coronavirus to share their experiences and how their work has radically changed.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
May 12, 2020 ~17 min

Tags: covid-19 health-medicine elderly centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention world-health-organization alex-wu data-visualization hospitals illinois-state-department-of-public-health maps native-americans ngozi-ezike ritu-sadana sanjay-shetty stewart-health-care yijia-chen yujia-wang

Tomanowos, the meteorite that survived mega-floods and human folly

Tomanowos, aka the Willamette Meteorite, may be the world's most interesting rock. Its story includes catastrophic ice age floods, theft of Native American cultural heritage and plenty of human folly.

Daniel Garcia-Castellanos, Earth scientist, Instituto de Ciencias de la Tierra Jaume Almera (ICTJA - CSIC) • conversation
April 24, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: astrophysics space geology ice-age native-americans museums meteorites oregon native-american-culture washington outer-space

The place where dead eagles are given a new life

Colorado's National Eagle Repository is the only one of its kind in the world.

By Dhruti Shah • bbcnews
Dec. 12, 2019 ~9 min

Tags: birds nature native-americans wildlife wildlife-conservation colorado eagles birds-of-prey

Coerced sterilization of Native women occurred in the 70s

In the 1970s, 25 to 42% of Native American women of childbearing age underwent sterilizations, often without consent or under duress.

Sandra Knispel-U. Rochester • futurity
Oct. 24, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: reproduction pregnancy history gender discrimination native-americans united-states indigenous-people featured society-and-culture births birth-control genocide

What Disney and others get wrong about Pocahontas

Who was Pocahontas? Not the "human ad" for the Virginia colony, the chaste savior of John Smith, or the Disney princess, a new book shows.

Eileen Reynolds-NYU • futurity
April 1, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: history native-americans indigenous-people featured society-and-culture

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