While the pandemic devastates Native American economies, those based on agriculture, fishing and gathering inspire hope
By Brenda Norrell
The pandemic has devastated the economies of Native Americans. In the long pages of testimony on economic devastation for Native people, a few words stand out, offering a glimmer of hope for a sustainable future. Separate from the billions of dollars lost in casino revenues nationwide, there are economies based on the natural world for survival.
They are the people of the land and water, maintaining agriculture, fishing and gathering.