Chinese dreams on Native American land: A tale of cannabis boom and bust
By Jessica Lussenhop and Zhaoyin Feng
BBC News, New Mexico and Oklahoma
In the pandemic, hundreds of Chinese migrants who lost their jobs moved to a remote city on the Navajo Nation Indian reservation in New Mexico, to do what they thought was legal agricultural work. Instead, they and the local Native community found themselves pitted against one another in a bizarre cautionary tale about the boom in cannabis production in the US, and the impact on Asian migrant labourers.