The Navajo Nation has approximately 356,000 people living on the reservation, yet from the Navajo Times on Monday 27 April 2020 we read:
“As of Monday evening, there are 1,769 positive COVID-19 cases on the Navajo Nation, more than one per cent of the residents on the reservation…The total number of deaths remains at 59.”
For comparison, New Zealand has a population of 5 million and has had 1472 cases and 19 deaths.
Jo Overton (Lakota) joins me to discuss an urgent developing situation on the Navajo Nation which includes a history of ill-treatment and a current state of both federal incompetence and neglect that is proving devastating.
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