My native elders, brothers and sisters are being hit hard. We native Americans are part of the brown people tribe that are being the hardest hit by this pandemic. Yet, we do not see any news about how the reservations are being effected. Reservation life does not joke on a Normal day.
COVID -19 The Elders on the Reservation
The COVID -19 pandemic has created a strain on Native communities and poses an obstacle to practising our traditions and ways. The people running the Northwest Native American Center of Excellence have partnered up with the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board, We Are Native, and We Are Healers to create a real video PSA called “Exercising Safe Sweats.” Highlighting resilience as well as the need to adapt and practice our ways at home. Style Cartel was asked because of our values and social media voice aligns with our message of protection and healing.
We stand with @nativehealthohsu, @weRnative, @wearehealers, and @npaihb in the campaign to Exercise Safe Sweats.
Elders are the foundation of our communities, the living legacies of traditions, and they must be KEPT SAFE. Now more than ever is the time to seek out their wisdom on how we can adapt our ceremonies
Please help us amplify our message by sharing the video found on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/nativehealthohsu/videos/178963676658903/).