August 2020

Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Rapid Spread of COVID: CDC recommends masks indoors for much of Indian country -- August 17, 2022

While COVID spread at a high rate in parts of the Navajo Nation, a flashflood in
Sheepsprings, south of Shiprock, N.M., snatched cars and trailers yesterday. Screenshot
from video.


Dineh volunteer Bitahnii Wilson delivers water to fellow Navajos in Wide Ruins on the Navajo Nation earlier this week. Dineh elderly, sick and disabled, and isolated families without running water remain in need. Photo courtesy Bitahnii Wilson. K'eh Native Action.

Rapid Spread of COVID: CDC recommends masks indoors for much of Indian country  -- August 17, 2022

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News
August 17, 2022

The CDC reports high levels of COVID transmission in much of Indian country, and recommends wearing masks indoors. About one-half of the counties in Montana, North Dakota, Oklahoma and Kansas are at the high-risk level of COVID spread this week.

The Indian Health Service reports the fastest rate of spread in the Bemidji, Minnesota, IHS region. Meanwhile, the Oglala Lakota Nation in South Dakota reinstated its mask ordinance due to the county's high rate of community spread.

Do not be fooled by Lithium Nevada's publicity tactics

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Ribbon cutting for Lithium Americas’ Lithium Technological Development Center in Reno in July. Attendees included Brian Sandoval, University of Nevada, Reno president; Jonathan Evans, Lithium Americas CEO; Gov. Steve Sisolak; Littlestar Abel, member of the Fort McDermitt Paiute-Shoshone Tribe; Maria Anderson, Lithium Nevada’s community relations manager; and members of the tribe and Lithium Americas’ staff. (Lithium Americas press photo)

Do not be fooled by Lithium Nevada’s publicity tactics

Commentary Nevada Current

Thacker Pass lithium mining project will be the biggest desecration and rape of a known Native American massacre site in our area. I believe the lack of opposition from the elected officials of the Fort McDermitt Paiute-Shoshone Tribe is a serious injustice to our people.

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