Asterisk Nation: One Tribe’s Challenge to Find Data About its Population

By Andy Krackov and Sarah Marikos

Andy Krackov
Feb 18, 2021 · 6 min read

The Yurok Tribe in far northern California needs to address a condition plaguing numerous rural communities in the United States: addiction and substance misuse. Across the U.S., government agencies are increasingly turning to data to help plot their next steps to combatting addiction. In California, for example, even sparsely-populated counties can analyze and visualize a range of data, from emergency department visits for overdoses to zip code-level…