Native students are heading back into classrooms. After more than a year of forced distance learning and canceled events because of the pandemic, there was some excitement about resuming regular K-12 and post-secondary classes. But new COVID-19 variants and inconsistent vaccinations and mask-wearing requirements prompt concern and confusion as the school year starts.
Dr. Charlene Stern (Enrolled member of the Native village of Venetie) – interim vice chancellor for for rural, community and Native education at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and vice president of the Tanana Chiefs Conference
Carole Cadue-Blackwood (Kickapoo) – Lawrence, Kansas School board member, licensed social worker
Alison Black (Cheyenne and Arapaho) – president of the Oklahoma Council For Indian Education
Vanessa Bowen (Diné) – graphic and UX designer and parent
Break 1 music: Ideal Dub (song) Casper Loma Da-Wa (artist) Honor the People (album)
Break 2 music: Follow Me (song) Twin Flames (artist) Omen (album)