Red Lake Nation News - Babaamaajimowinan (Telling of news in different places)

How the Pandemic Is Affecting the Navajo Nation

A conversation about the challenges facing—and the resilience of—the largest reservation in the country, which has become a COVID-19 hotspot

 

April 27, 2020



As Sharon Nelson and I clicked elbows goodbye on the Navajo (Diné) Nation on March 10, what we thought then was a heightened precaution was unfolding as the new normal in a world turned upside down by the COVID-19 outbreak.

We had just finished a workshop in Crownpoint, New Mexico, on the Navajo reservation, as part of the Global Arts Language Arts Culture Tradition Indigenous Communities (GALATIC), a collaboration between Navajo Technical University, where Sharon teaches Diné language and culture, and Indiana University. GALACTIC proposes an anti-colonial corrective to global studies that positions Indigenous communities as architects—not objects—of study.

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/video-conversation-about-how-pandemic-affecting-navajo-nation-180974743/?utm_source=smithsoniandaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20200424-daily-responsive&spMailingID=42352602&spUserID=NTkyNzY2ODg1MzgyS0&spJobID=1742617237&spReportId=MTc0MjYxNzIzNwS2

 

Reader Comments
(0)

 
 

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2019

Rendered 06/01/2020 17:52