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Tribal Cultural Response to COVID-19

May 8, 2020 – Correspondent Antonia Gonzales looks into tribal cultural responses to the current pandemic. Native Americans across the country are finding ways to share their culture, language and traditions with one another as COVID-19 put a halt to tribal gatherings. Virtual pow-wows, beading classes, pottery making, language and story-sharing are among the many things to move online. A number of Facebook groups, town halls, and Zoom meetings are connecting tribal communities offering encouragement and positivity during these trying times. Gonzales talks with three guests about the resilience of Native people. 

Antonia Gonzales 

Tiana Cachini, Miss Zuni
Teran Villa, Jemez Pueblo COVID-19 Response Team 
Isiah Yazzie, Indigenous comedian 

This story is part of a collaboration with FRONTLINE, the PBS series, through its Local Journalism Initiative, which is funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.