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In a Place Hard Hit by the Pandemic, A Native Woman Fights for Her People’s Survival and Her Own

The View From Ruth’s Window

Her name is Cankudutawin, Scarlet Way. Her English name is Ruth. She lives with her family on Dakota Treaty lands on the Lake Traverse Reservation in northeastern South Dakota, a state that never issued a shelter in place order. Her Tribe…




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Laura Vasilion

Laura Vasilion

Editor of Present Tense and Talking to the World. Author, blogger, novelist. Would rather be living in Iceland.

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