PNE Update: Fundraising, New Programs

Treasured Supporters,

Your generosity allowed us to reach and exceed our initial campaign goal of $100,000.

In addition to your monetary donations, our advocacy work allowed us to secure significant in-kind donations of hand sanitizer and water storage containers to help support communities lacking running water and other infrastructure.

Please know that to-date, your contributions and connections made possible the distribution of over $300,000 worth of critical supplies to over 60 sites across Indian Country.

Urgent needs persist. To extend our impact, we have raised our funding target to $500,000.

Here is how the funding will be used: (more…)

TreeSisters panel discusses shared injustices among North and South American indigenous peoples

 

TreeSisters founder Clare Dubois implores listeners to “let the righteous rage have its way with us.” This is not a time for business as usual.

In this powerful extended video panel, Jo Overton opens the conversation with this beautiful prayer by Chief Yellow Lark for beauty, for deep listening, for compassion and strength. Later, Jo and other women on the panel speak with fierce clarity about the legacy of 500 years of colonization, Manifest Destiny, genocide, invisibility and being abandoned by governments. As COVID-19 is compounded by the impact of extractive industries of mining and deforestation that harm humans and the earth itself, many indigenous peoples feel called to return to traditional ways. Jo ends with a call to all allies to raise their voices to blast away at indigenous invisibility: “How can you help? See what is around you. Hear what people are saying. We are all being called to do that work.” (more…)

~ Funding and Project Update ~

Treasured Supporters,

Your generosity allowed us to reach and exceed our initial campaign goal of $100,000. 

In addition to your monetary donations, our advocacy work allowed us to secure significant in-kind donations of hand sanitizer and water storage containers to help support communities lacking running water and other infrastructure.

Please know that to-date, your contributions and connections made possible the distribution of over $300,000 worth of critical supplies to over 60 sites across Indian Country.

Urgent needs persist. To extend our impact have we raised our funding target to $500,000.

Here is how the funding will be used: (more…)

Radio Thek Interview with Jo Overton Explains Historical Roots of Health Inequities

Jo Overton provides historical context for the substandard healthcare systems used by Native Americans— and thus why it is that Doctors Without Borders, traditionally focused on developing nations, was dispatched to the Navajo Nation. Listen here.

“According to a report transmitted by the , the special relationship between the federal government and Native Americans, referred to as a ;trust; relationship, requires the government to protect tribal lands, assets, resources, treaty rights, and health care, in addition to other responsibilities ().The creation and Indian Health Services (IHS). (Source)

 

Indian Health Services in comparison to other federally funded programs. (Source)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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