Virtual Event

Confronting the Challenge of COVID-19 in American Indian Communities

Virtual Radcliffe: Health Inequity in the Age of COVID-19

American Indian communities in the United States have improbably survived centuries of dispossession, subjugation, endemic poverty, and coercive assimilation. The latest threat to their “survivance” is the COVID-19 epidemic. In this Virtual Radcliffe program, two Indigenous professors of medicine will consider the implications of the pandemic for lives and livelihoods in contemporary American Indian communities.


Speakers:

Nicole Redvers (Dene, member of the Deninu K’ue First Nation Band), assistant professor in the Indians into Medicine program and in the Department of Family & Community Medicine, School of Medicine & Health Sciences, University of North Dakota

Donald Warne (Oglala Lakota), associate dean of diversity, equity and inclusion, director of the Indians Into Medicine program, and professor, Department of Family & Community Medicine, School of Medicine & Health Sciences, University of North Dakota; senior policy advisor, Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board

Moderated by Joseph P. Gone (Aaniiih-Gros Ventre tribal nation of Montana), professor of anthropology, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences, professor of global health and social medicine, Harvard Medical School, and faculty director, Harvard University Native American Program


Additional Resources:

Assembly of First Nations (Canada): https://www.afn.ca/coronavirus/

Government of Canada: https://www.sac-isc.gc.ca/eng/1581964230816/1581964277298

Indian Health Service: https://www.ihs.gov/coronavirus/

National Indian Health Board: https://www.nihb.org/covid-19/

National Council of Urban Indian Health: https://www.ncuih.org/Coronavirus

United Nations: https://www.un.org/development/desa/indigenouspeoples/covid-19.html

International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs: https://www.iwgia.org/en/news-alerts/news-covid-19.html