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COVID-19 and Indigenous Peoples: Tools to Promote Equity and Best Practices

COVID-19 and Indigenous Peoples: Tools to Promote Equity and Best Practices

This is the second volume of a two-volume special issue of the American Indian Culture and Research Journal, volume 44.3, dedicated to the indirect impact of COVID-19 on Indigenous Peoples. The first volume (44.2) covers the degree to which Indigenous Peoples were affected by COVID-19 and how this…

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Post COVID-19 Implications for Genetic Diversity and Genomics Research & Innovation: A Call for Governance and Research Capacity

At a time of significant technological change and digitization in the biological sciences, the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted again the inequities in the research and innovation ecosystem. Based on a consultation with an internationally diverse group of stakeholders from multiple fields and…

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Indigenous Peoples' Data During COVID-19: From External to Internal

Indigenous Peoples' Data During COVID-19: From External to Internal

Global disease trackers quantifying the size, spread, and distribution of COVID-19 illustrate the power of data during the pandemic. Data are required for decision-making, planning, mitigation, surveillance, and monitoring the equity of responses. There are dual concerns about the availability and…

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Case Report: Indigenous Sovereignty in a Pandemic: Tribal Codes in the United States as Preparedness

Indigenous Peoples globally and in the United States have combatted and continue to face disease, genocide, and erasure, often the systemic result of settler colonial policies that seek to eradicate Indigenous communities. Many Native nations in the United States have asserted their inherent…

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Interagency Recovery Coordination Speaker Series: Housing Inequity

FEMA's Interagency Recovery Coordination Speaker Series: "Housing Insecurity"

Produced and hosted by FEMA, this 6-part Speaker Series is organized around the theme ‘Equity, Resilience in Recovery’.  The goal of the Speaker Series is to bring people together to exchange information, inspire one another, and generate discussion on equitable strategies that build strong…

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American Indian Reservations and COVID-19 Correlates of Early Infection Rates in the Pandemic

American Indian Reservations and COVID-19 Correlates of Early Infection Rates in the Pandemic

Objective: To determine the household and community characteristics most closely associated with variation in COVID-19 incidence on American Indian reservations in the lower 48 states. Design: Multivariate analysis with population weights. Setting: Two hundred eighty-seven American Indian…

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On the Front Lines: Tribal Nations Take on COVID-19

Like governments around the world, America’s 574 federally recognized tribal nations are racing to protect their citizens from the coronavirus. Impacting tribes at a rate four times higher than for the US population, the pandemic is testing the limits of tribal public health infrastructures.…

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The Impact of the Pandemic on Native American Communities: Interview with Joseph Kalt

The Impact of the Pandemic on Native American Communities: Interview with Joseph Kalt

As COVID-19 tears across Indian Country, tribal governments are racing to meet not only the public health challenges caused by the pandemic, but are also grappling with the economic devastation left in its wake. To learn more about the economic crisis unfolding across Indian Country, the Ash…

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COVID-19 Resources for Indian Country toolbox

Harvard Project: COVID-19 Resources for Indian Country toolbox

As the country responds to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the task before tribal nations is complicated by many unknowns. The Harvard Project recognizes the challenges you're up against and we want to help. We are not experts in the health consequences of the pandemic, but we are monitoring…

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Native American tribe takes trailblazing steps to fight Covid-19 outbreak

Native American tribe takes trailblazing steps to fight Covid-19 outbreak

The Lummi nation, a sovereign Native American tribe in the Pacific north-west, will soon open a pioneering field hospital to treat coronavirus patients, as part of a wave of strong public health measures which have gone further than many governments. Tribal leaders have been preparing for Covid-19…