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Native American dancing celebrates life at a distance by Kevin Abourezk, Underscore.news Zak Hoops, 6, couldn’t understand why the powwows he typically attends and where he performs the grass dance were canceled. His mother, Toma Campbell, tried to explain coronavirus and why it was important to cancel those events. But she told him about another opportunity for him to share his talents. She had recently discovered a Facebook group called the Social Distance Powwow, where people...

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Coronavirus numbers for Native Americans begin to climb. By Kevin Abourezk, Underscore.news As the coronavirus increasingly makes its presence known in tribal communities across the country, a leading Senate Democrat took the Trump administration to task Friday for skimping on help for tribes. Sen. Tom Udall, New Mexico—senior Democrat on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior, Environment and Related Agencies—said the landmark legislation approved by Congress would infuse $10 billion into the coffers of...

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While the majority of Indian people in Oregon live off reservation, the high cost of rent and home ownership in Portland makes housing unattainable for the average Native American household. Collaboration and multiple partnerships built “Our Place” to change the financial bottom line. by Dawn Stover Underscore.news Artist and wood-carver Greg Robinson, a member of the Chinook Indian Nation, stood on a ladder, troweling swaths of bright, red paint onto the lobby wall of an...