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05-22-20 Native artists get creative to stay afloat

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Health Center takes precautions to prevent the spread of covid. Nineteen but the center has reported more than thirty positive cases since early. May has an act honor frontline workers a new mural is on display as China Lockett reports. The colorful banner shows a bear surrounded by sage with a Buffalo Skull. Bear Butte in the Black Hills are in the background. Derek or focused Smith is a local mural list who repurpose his materials to create the Peace. Co Two words at the top. It's Kaya Might Lami thank you for walking in a sacred way. Smith wants a piece to be encouraging. He says the bear is the perfect representation resilience during the pandemic. The animal is considered a healer in some native cultures. You hear stories about no the bear being the natural doctor of the doctor. Nature digging up roots and digging medicines and digging up food the symbolic that he also encapsulates great power that he has to carry with discernment doesn't do these things in the way that is supposed to can make them reckless. Christmas. Says it's a thank you to healthcare workers and community volunteers. Who Work together to help each other. Stay safe thank you for taking time and not effort to put yourself in that position and again to to walk in a sacred way because it takes a lot of courage confidence to place yourself in the way that to help others says. The banner can be reused and relocated for support during trying times in the community. I'm trying to lock it. In rapid city. The interior department is extending the public comment period on development around Chaco Canyon after a meeting with tribal leaders in New Mexico this week. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt indicated. He would extend the deadline by one hundred and twenty days as tribes deal with Cova nineteen a number of tribes in the southwest are fighting for protection of the area which they hold sacred Antonia Gonzalez National Native News is produced by Broadcast Corporation with funding by the corporation for public broadcasting. It's the circle of life that teaches us to take care of each other to use our voice when we are in need like the circle of life. There is an opportunity that comes around every ten years a chance to participate and let others know who we are and where we are..

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