In Navajo culture to speak of death is taboo. But since the tribe’s coronavirus infection rate has become the highest in the country, they can’t help but talk about it. “It’s killing every day,” says medicine man Ty Davis, who knows at least five traditional practitioners who have died from COVID-19. “It put me into shock,” he says. “What do we do now? How do we retrieve that knowledge that these elders once knew now that they have died with those ceremonies? How do we get those back?”

 

 

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