The indigenous community of this nation continues to confront systemic racism, structural inequality, and oppression from government. The COVID-19 crisis has only exacerbated inequities faced by the Native American community, and with the recent pain from killings of black and Native American people, these challenges have only compounded upon economic uncertainty and a lack of health care on reservations.
Over the next few weeks, we at The Woape Foundation will be spearheading efforts to confront one of the legacies of oppression, diffrential response to COVID-19, which has devastated native communities. If you can donate to our relief efforts, please do. We will be providing meal delivery to thousands of students on reservations, working with our partners on the ground. But the minimum we can all do is listen, engage, and learn, and you can do so by subscribing to our educationl email series; we will provide anti-racism and pro-native material.