August 2020

Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Navajo volunteers race with water and food, as governments fail during pandemic

Dine' Bitahnii Wilson said, "Today we went out and delivered donated barrels and water to families with no running water again, my friend and classmate had 6 in her household, she said Thank You to whoever donated the barrels. We are working on getting more 55-gallon water barrels to distribute out to families."

Navajo volunteers race with water and food, as governments fail during the pandemic 

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News
Update with a statement by Percy Deal,
Dine' from Hard Rock

When a young Dine' man asked if anyone needed water and supplies, there were more than 100 responses. They are the blind, those without water, and those in hogans without phones. They are the young people living in tents in quarantine, they are the families living in tents. They are Navajo and Hopi. They live on Navajo and Hopi tribal lands and in the border regions.

Ashkii Abíní Naatsíilid Wilson asked, "Does anyone know of families who are in need of food or water? We have 55-gallon barrels that we can bring and fill up with water. We also have food, PPE, and cleaning supplies. Just want to make sure everyone is being helped!"

The responses were heart-breaking. Ashkii's response was swift.

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