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Building trust with Native Americans is essential for one newsroom’s election coverage 

Pins are pictures are pictured at a display counter during a cultural meeting at the Comanche Nation fairgrounds in Lawton, Oklahoma on Sept. 30, 2023. (Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images)
Pins are pictures are pictured at a display counter during a cultural meeting at the Comanche Nation fairgrounds in Lawton, Oklahoma on Sept. 30, 2023. (Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images)

Journalists who cover communities that have traditionally been underserved by more mainstream newsrooms are giving a voice to critical issues during this election year.

For the digital outlet Native News Online, one key topic of coverage is voter suppression on Native American reservations.

Here & Now’s Deepa Fernandes kicks off a series about 2024 news priorities with Levi Rickert, founder, publisher and editor of Native News Online.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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