Pregnant Native American women were singled out for coronavirus testing by a hospital in Albuquerque. Some new Native mothers were also separated from their newborns until test results came back. Those are troubling findings in an investigation by ProPublica and New Mexico In Depth. We’ll talk to the reporters. In Montana a federal court cancelled oil leases in an area sacred to the Blackfeet. The ruling reverses the Trump administration’s decision to push the leases through. And some tribes are still waiting on CARES Act funding even after a federal judge ordered the Trump Administration to release $679-million allocated to tribes. We’ll get the inside story on these and other news important to Native Americans on our regular news round up.
Tom Arviso (Navajo) – publisher and CEO of the Navajo Times
John Murray (Blackfeet) – tribal historic preservation officer for the Blackfeet Tribe
Break 1 music: Friends (song) Henry Kapono, Alx, Blayne, Kalani, Kimie, Paula & Tavana (artists) The Songs Of C & K (album)
Break 2 music: Hiy Hiy (Grandfather) (song) Randy Wood (artist) Family (album)