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Indigenous Nations Battle to Secure Borders, Funds Amid Pandemic

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Health inequalities and government indifference are hitting communities hard.

It was in 1832 that the U.S. government first began delivering health care to Indigenous communities. Congress allocated $12,000 to vaccinate those living in nations near white frontier settlements against smallpox.

Justin Ling
August 6, 2020

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Indigenous Nations Battle to Secure Borders, Funds Amid Pandemic
Photo: Miss Navajo Nation Shaandiin P. Parrish grabs a box filled with food and other supplies to distribute to Navajo families in Counselor on the Navajo Nation Reservation, New Mexico, on May 27.
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