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We would like you to take our survey so we can learn how Indigenous people like you are getting their news, how they are getting their healthcare, and how they are responding to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. To take the survey, click this link.  

ABOUT OUR SURVEY on News, Healthcare, and COVID-19

Native News Online is conducting a research study in collaboration with the Northwestern University Center for Native American and Indigenous Research, and the university’s Medill School of Journalism, to learn how Indigenous people like you are getting their news, how they are getting their healthcare, and how they are responding to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

The survey will take about 20 minutes or less to complete.  The information you give will be kept confidential and will not be linked to your name. All data we collect will be de-identified and stored for future research. No identifiable data would be shared with Native News Online or any other organization outside Northwestern University, including who agrees or does not agree to participate.

If there is a question you wish not to answer, then you may skip it.  

There is no compensation for participating in the study.

You may withdraw your consent and discontinue participation at any time.

Why has Native News Online commissioned this research? 

At Native News Online, we believe that to achieve our mission of helping our Indigenous community, we need to interact with our readers—to learn on an ongoing basis how Indigenous people are thinking and feeling. That is why we are conducting this survey now, to learn about the following issues:

  • Your views on how your community and your country should respond to COVID-19—and how you, personally, should respond.
  • Your feelings about the past and present state of your healthcare—and some ways it could be improved.
  • What sources you turn to for news and information—and what kind of information you think is important to communicate to our community and the general public about COVID-19.

We will report on the results of this research via Native News Online. The survey is called the Native News Online / Northwestern University-CNAIR-Medill Poll.

Additionally, Native News Online is read by members of the U.S. Congress and other policy makers, and we want to convey to them how our community feels about healthcare and COVID-19—and this poll will be one of our key sources of information. 

The Northwestern University team—at the university’s Center for Native American and Indigenous Research (CNAIR), and the Medill School—will be creating scientific reports on the study, for the Indigenous community, the national community, and the global community of scientists and social scientists.

So please take a few minutes to participate in this important survey

Megwetch for your time and support. 

Levi Rickert

Founder & Publisher

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