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Wednesday June 10, 2020                                                                                                     


Mato Ohitika Analytics has been working on a state emerging trends and hot spots to better understand local county influences during the Covid-19 Pandemic still occurring in the United States. This pandemic is not over and despite our government's denial of this fact, we need to stay diligent in reporting the facts as we know them and as they come in.

Here is a preview:

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Upcoming: Seeding Our Future:

MMIW Solutions for Wisconsin

Mato Ohitika has been invited as a webinar panel guest to discuss his ongoing work with Menikanaehkem, Inc., a Native grass roots organization located in Wisconsin on the Menominee Indian Reservation, on asserting data sovereignty in Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women (MMIW) issues through grass roots movements and collaboration. 

Dr. Robertson will present some topics of his current work from the Data Sovereignty Initiative and how this framework is helping create data driven solutions using data collection, strategic planning, and nation building to help Menikanaehkem unify an existing collective of partners using data science.


He will also speak about his most recent work in MMIW with the Brave Heart Society, a Native grass roots organization located on the Yankton Sioux Reservation in South Dakota. The Zuya Winyan Wicayu’onihan Project, Honoring Warrior Women is a cultural risk assessment in studying police capacity with the potential influx of thousands of men into mancamps to construct the Keystone XL pipeline.


This study is part of broader strategy for harm reduction as it relates to the safety of women and children in fossil fuel intrusions such as the KXL project.


Take the Seeding Our Future, MMIW Solutions for Wisconsin Series I Community Assessment Survey:


Series I MMIW Community Survey (Closed 5/30/20)


Thank you for all that participated!


Let your Voice be Heard!

Sunday May 3, 2020                                                                                                     


Mato Ohitika Analytics will release Phase IV of the preliminary analysis of the Covid-19 data the week of May 4, 2020.


This includes multiple map series of the Covid-19 Virus confirmed cases that were constructed using a Space Time Cube (STC).


The two primary series looks at US county level to understand trends over 100 days of the pandemic through the end of April 2020, where in six short weeks confirmed cases grew to over one million and killed over 60,000 Americans. This exploratory process has provided a space time perspective needed in understanding the real time shift to opening up the country with little data or guidelines used in decisions making.


Below is a map preview of the final STC mapping project. More very soon!


Covid-19 Map Preview: Mann-Kendall Trends Test US Counties Confirmed Cases

January 22, 2020 to April 30, 2020

(March 8th) 47 Days vs. (April 30)100 days

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Mato Ohitika Analytics Covid 19 US Emerging Trends Confirmed 4-30-20

Thursday April 23, 2020                                                                                                     


Mato Ohitika Analytics has released Phase III of the preliminary analysis of the Covid-19 data.

You can find it here:


Tuesday April 21, 2020                                                                                                     


Mato Ohitika Analytics has released Phase II of the preliminary analysis of the Covid-19 data.

You can find it here:


This map series of my space time cube will be in Phase III coming in the next few days. Look for it!


 Friday April 10, 2020


Mato Ohitika Analytics has released Phase I of the preliminary analysis of the Covid-19 data.

You can find it here:

I will have a map series soon to accompany this introduction. More soon.


Monday March 23, 2020


The Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).The disease was first identified in 2019 in Wuhan, Central China, and has since spread globally, resulting in the 2019–2020 coronavirus pandemic. As this phenomenon reached the United States in January of 2020, the number of cases like other countries outside of China had begun to sky rocket.


Mato Ohitika Analytics LLC has begun an independent analysis of the data that is publically available and will be releasing some of his findings in the very near future. It is important that we provide the public the best information from many different perspectives through citizen science. Stay Tuned.



Monday January 13, 2020


Mato Ohitika Analytics LLC called to Testify on behalf of the Yankton Sioux Tribe at the South Dakota Department of Environmental & Natural Resources (DENR) Water Management Board Hearings in Regard to the Keystone XL Pipeline Water Permits. (Pierre, SD January 13, 2020).


Dr. Joseph Robertson has been called to testify as a lay witness on behalf of the Yankton Sioux Tribe as to the public interest and beneficial use of water in regard to multiple water permits TransCanada has applied for to provide water to the proposed man camps in the South Dakota corridor of the Keystone XL Pipeline.


Dr. Robertson has been working on a risk assessment to study harm reduction related to Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women (MMIW) on behalf of the Brave Heart Society and the Yankton Sioux Tribe to study police capacity. 


This assessment provides some basic evidence of the lack of police capacity near the Yankton and Rosebud

Reservations to handle the sudden influx of men coming into these camps.


Mato Ohitika Analytics will be making available to the public the release of the Zuya Winyan Wicayu’onihan (Honoring Warrior Women) Project Brief that describes the nature of this project.


Dr. Robertson's testimony was provided on January 13, 2020 at the Visitor Center adjacent to the state capitol at approximately 8:30 am and the story was picked up by Keloland Capitol News Bureau:


https://www.keloland.com/news/capitol-news-bureau/keystone-xl-work-camps-would-bring-hundreds-to-s-d-areas-with-few-law-enforcement-officers/


I want to thank the Brave Heart Society and the Yankton Sioux Tribe for this opportunity to present my findings in these important issues Native and Non-Native communities face in the man camp intrusions with the approval of these water permits.


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Quick Info:


Water Management Board

January 13-14, 2020

Visitor Center

Adjacent to the State Capitol Building

Pierre, SD

Phone:      (605) 691-2248


Location:  Sioux Falls, South Dakota USA


Email: info@bravebearanalytics.com


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