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With the restrictions associated with social (physical) distancing, we have been limited in our abilities to travel to cover stories as we normally would. Therefore, we have been relying on information and data released by governments, including tribal. Behind the tragic numbers released daily by the government entities are stories that should be shared. We ask that you send human interest and/or data-driven stories that you think could benefit Indian Country.

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About The Author
Levi Rickert
Author: Levi Rickert
Levi Rickert (Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation) is the founder, publisher and editor of Native News Online. He can be reached at [email protected]