- By Levi Rickert
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Even before the first confirmed COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) case was identified in Indian Country, Native News Online was committed to providing informative coverage of the unfolding impact of the deadly virus on our tribal communities.
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12 years of Native News
This month, we celebrate our 12th year of delivering Native News to readers throughout Indian Country and beyond. For the past dozen years, we’ve covered the most important news stories that are usually overlooked by other media. From the protests at Standing Rock and the rise of the American Indian Movement (AIM), to the ongoing epidemic of Murdered and Missing Indigenous People (MMIP) and the past-due reckoning related to assimilation, cultural genocide and Indian Boarding Schools.
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