Ho-Chunk

Facebook/Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska

Nebraska’s four Native American tribes took part in a special celebration at the state Capitol in Lincoln today for Indigenous Peoples Day.   

One of the speakers at the event was the Chairwoman of the Winnebago Tribe Victoria Kitcheyan

"We have an opportunity to educate our friends, neighbors, and relatives in the teaching of the Ho-Chunk People, The Ponca People, Omaha Nation, and Santee Sioux Tribe."

CDC

A federal judge has ordered the state of Iowa to immediately halt enforcement of a law passed in May that prevents school boards from ordering masks to be worn to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Judge Robert Pratt said in an order signed Monday that the law substantially increases the risk of several children with health conditions of contracting COVID-19. Several parents with children that have various medical conditions sued the state.

NPR

Iowa public health officials posted an additional 62 deaths Wednesday as the state death total reached almost 4,400. That number includes two more deaths in Woodbury County.

Iowa had the 17th highest per capita death count in the nation and the second highest 7-day average positivity at 33% behind Idaho.

That’s according to researchers at Johns Hopkins University.