NATIVE COMMUNITIES: This Is Not Our First Pandemic

 

Photo: Indigenous Representatives from around to world standing together to represent their respective communities.

Photo provided by Sarah Ortegon

 

“Though tragic, it has also brought truth to light. Communities can create their own independent ecosystems of caring with food, housing, education, and health care for their people.”

This yes! magazine article discusses using the wisdom of tribal communities to adapt to the pandemic and includes quotes by NARF’s Staff Attorney responsible for the Indigenous Peacemaking Initiative, as well as featuring Advisory Committee Member and Peacemaker Mike Jackson of the Village of Kake, Alaska.

https://www.yesmagazine.org/health-happiness/2020/12/18/covid-native-communities-heritage-care