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Protecting seeds for Native vegetable varieties and relying on traditional subsistence methods only go so far for ensuring enough food for tribal citizens. The coronavirus is only making it harder as disruptions in supply chains, business closures and delayed food shipments increasingly pop up. As federal relief money is scheduled to start flowing, tribes and relief organizations are working in the meantime to cover some of the basics.
Ethel Branch (Diné) – lawyer, former attorney general for the Navajo Nation and creator of the Navajo & Hopi COVID-19 Families Relief fund
Linda Black Elk (Catawba) – food sovereignty skills director United Tribes Technical College
Break 1 music: Red Ochre Cheek Clan (Tl’ááshchí’í) (song) Radmilla Cody (artist) K’é Hasin (album)
Break 2 music: Intertribal (song) Blackfoot Confederacy (artist) Confederacy Style (album)