Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights 2020

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Kinlani Mutual Aid delivers relief to Black Mesa

Photos by Klee Benally, Dine'

Kinlani Mutual Aid delivers relief to Black Mesa 

Mercury Bitsuie, Dine', said, "Just would like to give a big thanks to all the relatives in the frontlines making a huge effort to support one another, whether it's making homemade masks and hand sanitizers, delivering food or water to our elders, to checking up on one another or just to be staying home and to all the support we were blessed with. Big thanks to the relatives from the Taalahooghan Infoshop for donating food and supplies so that we can transport to our relatives out in the Rocky Ridge areas. Big thanks to my uncle Andy Dann as well as his crew for distributing it out to the community and a big thanks to the relatives from Ft Collins, Colorado, for the truckload of food, I was able to get it all delivered yesterday on Memorial Day. Once again thank you all for your support and have a wonderful day!" 
Photos below by Mercury Bitsuie, published with permission.

The Kinlani Mutual Aid based in Flagstaff, Arizona, along with Diné Land and Water, and Diné Healers Relief are working together and coordinating supply distribution for remote Black Mesa and Hopi Partitioned Lands. Klee Benally said, "We follow stringent protocols to ensure the well-being of those were supporting and our volunteers. This week, volunteers packed 50 boxes, which include flour, bleach, masks, and hand sanitizers in this load. "We're stronger when we work together," Benally said.

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