FM4 Interview with Jo Overton: Native Americans/COVID/Race Riots

Tribal nations around the United States are facing their most severe crisis in decades as they grapple simultaneously with some of the deadliest coronavirus outbreaks in rural America and the economic devastation caused by the long-term shutdown of nearly 500 tribally owned casinos. The situation has gotten so precarious on the First Nation reservations that Doctors Without Borders, best known for sending medical professionals into international conflict zones in the midst of medical crises, dispatched a team of nine to the hard.hit Navajo Nation in the southwest U.S. because of the crisis unfolding there. Riem Higazi spoke with Jo Overton who is a proud tribal member of the Sicangu Lakota, also known as the Rosebud Sioux people.


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