Indian Country Today launches weekday broadcast to cover COVID-19 – April 7

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Indian Country Today launches weekday broadcast to cover COVID-19

Posted on April 7, 2020 by scospernajacom

Indian Country Today is starting a weekday newscast airing at 4 p.m. EST, to help inform tribal nations about the pandemic and to see how the novel coronavirus is impacting Native people. They will also cover other stories that arise during this crisis. 

Their first guest was Dean Seneca, chief executive officer of Seneca Scientific Solutions Plus. Seneca has had on-the-ground experience working on infectious disease and pandemics. In 2014 he went to the West Africa country of Sierra Leone and helped lead the fight against the Ebola pandemic.

He has an undergraduate degree in planning and design and two masters, one in public health and another in urban and regional planning. He is also veteran, serving in the U.S. Army Reserves as a major for 14 years. He is a citizen of the Seneca Nation. 

View the newscast here.

In addition, ICT provides daily updated coverage of the virus and its impact on Indian Country through their COVID-19 syllabus here.