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GSM Live: COVID-19 & Sport in Native American Communities (Video)

Mya Fourstar, 15, is a promising sophomore basketball player for the Frazer Lady Bearcubs on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in the northeast corner of Montana. FRAZER, MT - DECEMBER 15: Mya Fourstar, 15, drives to the basket after splitting defenders during action against the the Froid Medicine Lake Redhawks. (Photo by Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
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GSM Live: COVID-19 & Sport in Native American Communities (Video)

Native American communities have been hit harder than others in the wake of the pandemic. The realities of lacking resources have been brought to the forefront during this time. Communities have been forced to cancel large gatherings, like most of the world, including the 2020 Native American Basketball Invitational, which has far-reaching impact for young people on and off the court. The games brought the community together as well as opportunities for higher education with college and job fairs.

On May 15, 2020 this episode of GSM Live's guests were Natalie Welch (Cherokee, The Creative Native), Brent Cahwee (Pawnee/Euchee NDNsports), Jordan Marie Brings Three White Horses Daniel (SiouxMMIW and#RunningForJustice), and Dr. Michelle Tom (Navajo) who is currently treating COVID-19 patients at Winslow Indian Health Care Center and Little Colorado Medical Center on the border of Navajo Nations and Hopi Reservation in Eastern Arizona.

Guest Hosted by: Patty Talahongva (Hopi), Executive Producer of Indian Country TodayA journalist, documentary producer, news executive and was the first Native American anchor of a national news program in the United States. She is involved in Native American youth and community development projects.

This episode was produced in partnership with Indian Country Today.

About GSM Live
Global Sport Matters Live is a conversation series presented by Global Sport Institute at Arizona State University and Global Sport Matters. Diverse thought leaders and experts will come together virtually to give their perspective on the most relevant issues impacting sport. From their corner of the globe, a rotation of guests will discuss what they’re facing locally, take questions and ideas from a virtual audience, and share solutions that improve the world of sport.

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COVID-19 & Sport

COVID-19 is the rival no one in sport could game plan for. As many live events remain at a standstill and the world keeps adapting, how is sport resetting upon its staggered returns?