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Potawatomi man gets Native News Network off the ground

Levi Rickert, a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, keeps busy as the editor-in-chief of Native News Network.

Rickert, who lives in Michigan, produces most of the content for the site. Last year, he visited more than 25 reservations.

“Everything I’ve known has been from the lens of an urban Indian,” Rickert told The Grand Rapids Press . “Going on an Indian reservation has been a very eye-opening experience. The poverty is mind-boggling. People don’t have telephones, let alone Internet lines.”

Rickert works with a publisher/webmaster and an investor he declined to name.

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Grand Rapids man's Native News Network tackles national issues from American Indian perspective (The Grand Rapids Press 10/20)

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