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South Dakota State Representative on COVID’s toll: ‘We are losing our elders, our language’

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South Dakota State Representative on COVID’s toll: ‘We are losing our elders, our language’

South Dakota State Rep. Peri Pourier represents the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and describes the struggles her community has faced during the pandemic due to comorbidities and the lack of housing infrastructure and fresh food. She tells Ali Velshi, “We are losing our elders, we’re losing our knowledge keepers, our language… We are losing all of the fundamentals that make us Oglala Lakota.”

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