Author Archives: Joshua Arce

Census Counts: Shaping the Future for Native Americans

Native Americans have been underserved, underrepresented and undercounted in the census for centuries… reports highlight the systematic marginalization…

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Despite Classroom Uncertainties, School Supplies are Critical

It’s the question on every parent’s mind – when and how is my child going back to school? …And while the immediate plan is unclear, one thing is certain: education for every child is critical.

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Standing in Solidarity: Black Lives Matter

Today, we stand in solidarity with the families of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor… whose deaths inspire the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Casino Closures Impact Tribes and States Amid COVID-19

Tribal casinos are economic drivers that benefit entire communities – not just the tribes but also their states – and they deserve to be considered in the next stimulus package.

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COVID-19 Shines a Light on the Digital Divide in Indian Country

While we are all seeing the impacts of COVID-19 to Indian Country as they relate to availability of food, water, health care and other necessities, I have been watching the impact from another angle too – the digital perspective.

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Impact of COVID-19 on Native Culture and Ceremonies

[Due to COVID-19, the “invisible enemy”], my tribe has cancelled Spring Dance and other tribes are evaluating this as well. The risk of “community spread” to our Elders is just too high.

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