As the critical Iowa caucuses approach in February and the primaries in rural states follow, democratic candidates for the 2020 presidential election are proposing solutions to issues that affect smaller communities across the United States.
For the first time, the Navajo Nation will have access to a unified address system, the lack of which has traditionally been a serious problem for the Native community.
The Urban Institute published a sweeping study on the numbers, and locations, of Americans lacking access to an adequate diet. The Walmart Foundation funded the study, titled “Disrupting Food Insecurity.” A key insight into its findings were that many rural regions have dramatic differences in food insecurity from region to region.
A new report titled, “Closing the Water Access Gap in the United States” by DigDeep, a nonprofit organization that focuses on safe drinking water, and the US Water Alliance has produced some alarming findings that are getting national attention.
This year Joy Harjo became the 23rd Poet Laureate and the first ever of Tribal membership. Harjo, a member of the Muscogee Creek Nation, is an international renowned writer and performer who lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma.