Today, catch up on some of the stories we’re following from Indian Country. As the death toll from COVID-19 in the United States nears the 1 million mark, members of the Choctaw tribe are trying to cope with its devastation, learn how a study found large humanoid figures carved on the ceiling of an Alabama cave more than 1,000 years ago, and more in this week’s News You Can Use from all over Indian Country!
Native Americans have lost the guardians of tradition to COVID. Now the younger generation is taking the reins
Like many Native American communities, the Choctaw Nation was hit hard by the pandemic. In the wake of the deaths of so many tribal elders, it is falling on the tribe’s younger generation to keep the culture alive.
Say Her Name: Hanna Harris’ Murder is Why We Remember Our Missing and Murdered Indigenous People on May 5
OPINION Hanna Harris, a tribal citizen of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe, would have turned 30 on Thursday, May 5, 2022, had she lived. Instead, thousands of Native Americans and supporters observed Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day across America. May 5, Harris’ birthday, was set…