Native Women’s Association of Canada – Canada
COVID-19 has grown into a global pandemic that is hitting Indigenous communities especially hard. Indigenous women and their families are struggling to cope. Your donations will help our communities deal with their unique challenges during this unprecedented time. Your support can make a significant difference in the coming months – please help.
Honouring Indigenous Peoples – Canada
The coronavirus (COVID-19), which has been classified by the World Health Organization as a pandemic, has spread throughout much of our world. While the number of diagnosed cases in Canada compared with other countries is relatively low, the situation is evolving on a daily basis and even changing by the hour. The Federal and Provincial Governments, and medical advisors are asking all Canadians to take stronger measures to contain the spread of the virus.
We do not know what the future holds and the implications for all of us are serious and concerning. As Indigenous and Non-Indigenous partners, we are committed to working together to battle COVID-19 for the well-being of our communities.
To that end, please make a donation to HIP’s COVID-19 FUND!
Water First – Canada
We recognize the devastating effects that COVID‑19 could have on Indigenous communities, where many drinking water challenges persist and available resources can be stretched thinly even at the best of times — especially in remote locations.
Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre – Canada
This pandemic has made it difficult for us to organize as it brings additional challenges to our Centre, which is annually underfunded. This new extraordinary demand generated by COVID-19 now requires us to purchase and access protective equipment, medical equipment, sanitization supplies, and added health and safety supports. We are also experiencing an increase in demand on our already challenged food supplies. Daily meals, through pick up and deliveries has essentially doubled as we try and meet the demands of our seniors and clients who have self isolated and the homeless who pick up scheduled take-out meals.
National Observer – COVID-19 crisis tells world what Indigenous Peoples have been saying for thousands of years
“COVID-19 and other health endemics are directly connected to climate change and deforestation, according to Indigenous leaders from around the world who gathered on March 13, in New York City, for a panel on Indigenous rights, deforestation and related health endemics.
“The coronavirus is telling the world what Indigenous Peoples have been saying for thousands of years — if we do not help protect biodiversity and nature, we will face this and even worse threats,” said Levi Sucre Romero, a BriBri Indigenous person from Costa Rica and co-coordinator of the Mesoamerican Alliance of Peoples and Forests (AMPB).”
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The Indigenous Communities That Predicted Covid-19 – BBC Travel
For hundreds of years, indigenous groups have warned that destroying the environment leads to disease and adversely affects lives and culture. Is the world now ready to listen?
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