Your contributions to the Indigenous Impact Rapid Rapid Response Initiative provide community care and essential support to Indigenous peoples during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Since March, we have focused on supporting the Navajo Nation through McKinley Mutual Aid and Eastern Agency in Torreon & Counselor, in addition to the Jicarilla Apache Nation, and Zia, Zuni, San Felipe, Jemez, Laguna, Acoma, Kewa, Nambé, Isleta, Ohkay Owingeh, Taos, Santa Clara, and Pojoaque pueblos.
As the pandemic heightened, we continued our community work with Pueblo Action Alliance and expanded both the scale of our support and our reach beyond New Mexico to communities impacted across Turtle Island and are providing:
- essential PPE to community members, 58,000 school children, frontline workers and medical personnel
- food and medicine for elders and community members
- funding for essential needs provision and support to community organizations
- books to quarantined students and families
- food and essential care distribution for unhoused Indigenous community members impacted by COVID-19
As this tremendously challenging year winds down and as we grow into 2021, with your assistance we aim to build futures beyond this current crisis to support longterm community stewarded solutions and access to funding for:
- food sovereignty and heritage projects
- LGBTQIA+ and Two-Spirit Indigenous folx impacted by COVID-19
- reproductive justice support to Indigenous folx
Thank you for your kinship and aid thus far!
Seeding Sovereignty IICCI Co-Directors Eryn Wise and Janet MacGillivray