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Indigenous COVID-19 Resources

NORTHWESTERN UPDATES

Main Northwestern COVID-19 Updates

CNAIR COVID-19 Updates

Women's Center COVID-19 Response

Other Northwestern COVID 19 Resources

HEALTH

American Indian Health Services of Chicago, Inc. offering testing for COVID-19 by appointment. They are also offering behavior health services via telehealth. Call 773-883-9100 to make an appointment. 

MUTUAL AID

Chicago American Indian Community Collaborative Emergency Response Fund

Women's Center guide to mutual aid resources

Decolonize Wealth Community Respond Fund

EVENTS

Northwestern Virtual Native American and Indigenous Community Celebration

Chicago Native American Virtual Achievement Celebration- event held on June 13th

EDUCATION 

Indigenous Education Tools part of project led by alumna and professor of learning sciences and psychology  Megan Bang ('09 PhD)

COVID-19 Activity Book for teens by UW-Madison medical student and alumna Ninah Divine (WCAS '16)

Honoring the Whole Student: Developing Space for Native American Students in STEM by Supporting Complex Identities

COMMUNITY CARE

Traditional Indigenous Kinship Practices at Home: Being Child-Centered During the Pandemic

The Brilliance of the Beaver: Learning from an Anishnaabe World
by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

Physically Distant but Socially Close: Indigenous Resiliency and COVID-19

Message from an Indigenous mother to her three-year-old during COVID-19
by Andrea Landry

Indigenous List of 10 Ways to Practice Self Care

REPORTS

Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy's "Resiliency and Adversity of Chicago's First: The State of Racial Justice for American Indian Chicagoans" Report

National Urban Indian Family Coalition (NUIFC) Report: RESILIENCY IN CRISIS: The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Urban American Indian Nonprofit Sector

EQUITY MINDED ARTICLES

I’m Native and Disabled. The US Government Is Sacrificing My People.
by Jen Deerinwater

Parenting During Coronavirus: Opportunities to reconnect and decolonize
by Angela Aguilar

COVID-19 IN NATIVE COMMUNITIES: RECALLING PAST TRAUMA AND PRESENT HOPE
by Matt Remle

In an Era of Pandemic and Protest, STEM Education Can't Pretend to Be Apolitical
by Daniel Morales-Doyle, Shirin Vossoughi, Sepehr Vakil & Megan Bang, Truthout

Native Americans Feel Devastated by the Virus Yet Overlooked in the Data
by Kate Conger, Robert Gebeloff and Richard A. Oppel Jr.

Native Americans in Chicago chart a 15 percent COVID-19 mortality rate — but the city hasn’t released that information
by Maia Spoto (The Daily Northwestern)

Data gaps exist on COVID-19 cases in Indigenous communities, says research fellow
by Jessica Deer