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Published 25.06.2020 14:42
In Angola the FAO is using farmer field schools to educate rural farmers on Covid-19.
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations and the Ministry of Agriculture in Angola have partnered to educate farmers in remote villages in Angola about the Covid-19 pandemic. Through farmer field schools they are teaching farmers how to protect themselves from the virus and they are also…
Published 25.06.2020 14:40
In Mexico, an indigenous nursing student helps his own village to prevent Covid-19.
María Micaela Jiménez is the only resident of the indigenous community of approximately 500 people in Chiapas who is studying health studies. She explains to the villagers in chol, the language of the community, the importance of washing hands and keeping physical distance. In addition, she explains how the virus…
Health, Inclusion,
Published 25.06.2020 14:25
In Brazil, indigenous people are sewing protective masks against Covid-19.
Some indigenous women has to stop selling handicrafts due to the pandemic and they started to sew masks to feed their families. The indigenous people Sateré-Mawé received funds from British artists from the Artist Project Earth (APE-UK) group to purchase two sewing machines, fabric, scissors, and rubber bands. By the…
Health, Lockdown,
Published 25.06.2020 08:28
In Brazil, indigenous people are isolated to protect themselves against Covid-19.
Guarani Mbya indigenous people, who live in an area of the Atlantic Forest in São Paulo, only allow cars to enter with groceries and emergency assistance in the villages.
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Published 22.06.2020 18:50
Irish people are donating money to Native American communities hit by Covid-19 to repay assistance during the Great Famine in Ireland almost two centuries ago.
The fund was started on a GoFundMe page for the Navajo Nation and Hopi Reservation, and is aiming to reach $5 million. Many of those donating money are Irish. In 1847, the Choctaw Nation provided $170, which would be roughly $5,000 today, of relief aid to the Irish during the…
Published 20.06.2020 08:45
South Korea sends 10,000 masks and hand sanitiser to the Navajo Nation to honor their service during the 1950-53 Korean War.
Roughly 800 Navajo men served in the US armed forces during the Korean War, mostly as Code Talkers. Around 130 are still alive today, according to the Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs of South Korea. The Navajo Nation has been one of the hardest-hit communities in the United States.
Published 14.06.2020 18:38
In the US, volunteers have launched the Indigenous Mutual Aid network.
This project aims to inspire autonomous Indigenous relief organizing in response to the pandemic.This is a project of information and support maintained by volunteers with Indigenous Action, Táala Hooghan Infoshop, and Kinłani Mutual Aid. They have created a Slack channel to connect, share and coordinate efforts.
Published 11.06.2020 07:50
In Brazil, the considered first indigenous woman diagnosed with Covid-19 recovered and returned to work as a health agent in the Amazon rainforest.
Suzane da Silva Pereira, of the Kokama ethnicity, was isolated for 25 days. As the 20-year-old health worker recovered she returned to visit and monitor families in the villages of the indigenous peoples such as Kokama, Tikuna, and Kaixana to contain the spread of the virus.
Published 08.06.2020 15:12
In Bolivia, a biologist raises money to help indigenous people during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Biologist Ninostka Burgoa has bought masks, gloves, and soap for the indigenous people of the Biosphere Reserve of Biological Station in Beni.
Published 06.06.2020 07:29
In Brazil, an indigenous nurse has cared nearly 700 families voluntarily.
Vanderlecia Ortega dos Santos, known as Vanda, is visiting the families of in Parque das Tribos, in Amazonas, to assess their health. Wearing a mask which says “indigenous lives matter”, Vanda also sews masks for her neighbors and runs a fundraising campaign to donate food and hygiene products to the…

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