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"When talking about COVID-19, it’s important to acknowledge the impact of historical trauma on the health of our communities. Many Indigenous people have underlying health conditions and compromised immune systems; research demonstrates the serious impacts that historical trauma, colonization, and oppression have on immune system health. On top of this, the federal government has failed to meet its obligations to provide adequate healthcare services for Native nations. As we think about precautions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we must acknowledge that individual communities experience this threat differently based on their current realities." Native Governance Center
IFH is putting out a SOFAST campaign call - to “Support Our Families and Seniors Together.” The SOFAST plan will offer to our families and seniors in need nutritious food bags to be prepared and delivered by our staff and volunteers.
The first issue of the newspaper was printed on Feb. 21, 1828, in New Echota, Cherokee Nation (now Georgia), and edited by Elias Boudinot. It was printed in English and Cherokee, using the Cherokee syllabary created by Sequoyah.
All Navajo Tribal Parks [Closed]
Monument Valley Tribal Park [Closed]
Antelope Canyon [Closed]
Four Corners Monument [Closed]
Antelope Point Marina [Closed]
Lake Powell [Closed]
Little Colorado River [Closed]
Canyon de Chelly [Closed]
Bisti Badlands [Closed]
Coal Mine Canyon [Closed]
Wheatfield Lake Recreational Park [Closed]
Window Rock Park & Veteran’s Memorial Park [Closed]
Navajo Nation Zoo & Botanical Park [Closed]
STATE OF EMERGENCY (PHASE 1) 04.08-20 – Please be advised the Tribal Council has set forth the “Emergency Declaration for Reservation Closure.” This declaration encompasses three phases. The Pauma Band of Mission Indians is currently at Phase 1. Under Phase 1, police officers will be equipped with gloves and masks. Visitors who appear ill will be turned away.
Are you a Native student whose college or university has been closed or switched to online classes? Visit this spreadsheet for resources involving technology in Native communities. It is updated by San Juan College’s Native American Center.
Hello relatives! During this difficult time, we wanted to put together some links for Indigenous folks north of the medicine line, specifically. We hope that you’re all staying safe; we will get through this like we always have. If you have any other COVID-19 resources that would be good for Indigenous folks to have access to, please send them to email@example.com
Jade Begay, Creative Director, is Diné and Tesuque Pueblo of New Mexico. Begay leads NDN Collective’s multimedia content development through strategic narrative development and creative content design.
In this episode, Bijiibah Begaye, Executive Director of Tsé Ko Community Development Corporation – founded in response to COVID relief in Coalmine Mesa; Michael Parrish, Policy Analyst at the Diné Policy Institute at Diné College, in Tsaile; and Alastair Bitsui, public health advocate and writer currently based in Salt Lake City, Utah.
This special podcast focuses on the idea of "social distancing" on the Navajo Nation. I interview Janene Yazzie, Moroni Benally, and Council Delegate Nate Brown.
*this is a timely topic and will be updated regularly
Our goal will be to help the elderly (especially those raising their grandchildren), the immunocompromised and mobility impaired, single parents, and struggling families by helping them buy groceries, water, health supplies, and necessary items so they (and their vulnerable communities) can be protected from exposure to the virus by engaging volunteers to make these purchases and deliver them to a safe transfer location for our beneficiaries.
In an effort to meet the most critical needs of the 20 Pueblo Nations during the COVID-19 crisis, the All Pueblo Council of Governors (APCG) and the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center (IPCC), have created and are administering a Pueblo Relief Fund.
“ Please consider making a donation to ensure that the Havasupai People and their animals have the food and the Personal Protection Equipment that they need to remain in their communities and be protected from exposure to the Coronavirus and COVID-19.”
“We are the Lhaq’temish People. The People of Sea. We are the original inhabitants of Washington’s northernmost coast and southern British Columbia. For thoughts of years, we worked, struggled, and celebrated life on the shore and waters of Puget Sound.”
“ Kinłani/Flagstaff Mutual Aid is an all-volunteer community response to the threat of Covid-19. We have organized a hub to coordinate volunteers to collect and distribute necessary resources to those most vulnerable in our community and support unsheltered relatives. This group is created for autonomous relief organizing based on the principles of mutual aid, solidarity, and direct action.”
“The Indigenous Kinship Collective New York City (KIN), acknowledges that we are on the unceded territory of the Lenni Lenape, Canarsie, Shinecock, and Munsee peoples. We acknowledge the many Indigenous Nations with ties to this land and we recognize that the Lenape still call Manahatta home. KIN honors ourselves as Indigenous Womxn, Femmes, and Gender Non Conforming folx; we honor our matriarchs and non binary relatives who came before us, and those to come.“