Read COVID-19 Mortality Among American Indian and...
This report describes COVID-19-associated mortality among American Indian and Alaska Native persons compared with non-Hispanic White persons.

A recent analysis found that… COVID-19 cases among AI/AN persons was 3.5 times that among White persons… the age-adjusted AI/AN COVID-19 mortality rate… was 1.8… times that among White persons… Among persons aged 20–29 years, 30–39 years, and 40–49 years, the COVID-19 mortality rates among AI/AN were 10.5, 11.6, and 8.2 times, respectively, those among White persons.

Read Indigenous Cultures Take Root in New York
The traditional systems of mutual support that undergird many Indigenous Central and North American cultures have formed a safety net during a very dark time in New York City’s history.

This is an amazing series of photographs and piece of journalism. I, and many Indigenous peers, have been dismissed as “racial supremacists” in the past for our belief that it is Indigenous cultures that are capable of surviving, not kyriarchists.

It’s difficult to tolerate such hateful misrepresentation, but made easier by two things: an understanding that the kyriarchists’ whole worldview is a misrepresentation; their view of me is nothing personal. And, regardless of what the kyriachists think or how they act, it doesn’t change that it is Indigenous ways of living that are bringing human people into each new day, far safer than the kyriarchists ever have.

Read CDC's New Numbers Show Black Americans and Other People of Color Dying at Higher Rates From COVID-19 Than It P by Ishena Robinson
After initially saying that Black Americans are dying at about two times the rate of their white counterparts from COVID-19, the CDC has updated its publicly reported figures to show that the racial disparity in deaths from the disease is even wider.

This updated analysis shows that American Indians or Alaska Natives have died at a rate 2.6 times that of White Americans – not 1.4 times, as previously reported

When COVID-19 came to my part of the country, there were a lot of people who were scared of the virus. Now, there’s a lot of people who are scared of other people, because of their (lack of) response to the virus. And I feel like there’s a small minority of us who were scared of other people as soon as the virus came and tried to cultivate that caution but were dismissed as alarmists.

I used to talk about how I thought people needed to change to adapt to this virus; enclave themselves, form small tight communities with designated couriers, etc. Folk got mad and said I was role-playing at an apocalypse out of some misguided adoration of suffering.

But I look at how those folk live and they’re… living about how I suggest, except in absolute isolation. Instead of working with neighbors to get by, they outsource it to apps on their phones. If they’re lucky, they can work from home. Otherwise, they take massive risks to earn an income, to not take any risks at other times, in some weird pursuit of a safe “balance.” (Imagine trying to balance how on-fire you are?)

A lot of people around me are very angry at their neighbors because of how bad this winter is going to be, but I’m not sure they understand that they could’ve done more than sought personal safety to outweigh their neighbors’ actions.

Read Facing COVID-19 as an Undocumented Essential Worker
One afternoon in mid-April, I was sitting at the kitchen table working from home on my computer when the phone rang. I jumped to pick it up. My friend Eloise’s* voice came over the line. “I have some bad news,” she said. “Herminio has been hospitalized because of COVID.” Eloise had also co...