Come hear the story behind the reporting as members of the cross-newsroom Indigenous Investigative Collective share how they used public records to dig into the poor data keeping that hid the impact of COVID-19 on the Navajo Nation. The IIC, a project of the Native American Journalists Association, brought together High Country News, Indian Country Today, and Searchlight New Mexico on the investigation in partnership with MuckRock and with the support of JSK-Big Local News.
Christine Trudeau, a contributing editor at High Country News and managing editor for the project, will moderate.
She will be joined by the project's journalists including Jourdan Bennett-Begaye, managing editor for Indian Country Today; and Sunnie R. Clahchischiligi, investigative reporter at SearchlightNM. Joe Hanel, communications director of the Colorado Health Institute, will also join to share additional context on health data access that balances privacy with public safety.