American Indian Tribes Are Flattening the Curve

The coronavirus hit Native American communities particularly hard. The Navajo Nation, for one, had soaring numbers of cases and deaths in May, as my colleague Max Ufberg reported at GEN. But some tribes are now reporting encouraging news. Navajo Nation flattened its curve, largely by wearing masks, as Vox recently reported. At The Atlantic, Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle, who is an enrolled member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, writes that her community has handled the pandemic better than those in many other parts of North Carolina, where her tribe’s land is…



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