Indigenous Impact Community Care Initiative
Vulnerable communities are hit hardest by crises – especially those that purport to affect everyone.
Indigenous communities remaining strong and resilient during this global pandemic despite chronic, deep poverty, a youth suicide epidemic, violence to women, and myriad COVID-19 health complicating illnesses. Our communities will be last to receive desperately needed PPE, medical care and support.
Our Indigenous Impact Community Care Initiative works in partnership with Apache, Pueblo, and Navajo communities in New Mexico, in addition to Paiute, Lakota, Dakota, and Ojibwe communities around the country, where need is critical to immediately provide personal protective equipment and reusable masks to communities, distribute healthy food to elders and families, redistribute money to fund essential aid to those in need providing on-the-ground care to LGBTQIA+/Two Spirit and unsheltered relatives, and send Indigenous authored books to quarantined families.
We are committed to our intergenerational knowledge keepers and language bearers who sustain our communities, ways of knowing and provide grandparent and future ancestor medicine. Their Indigenous knowledge can help our global community during this climate crisis.
Indigenous peoples are on the frontlines and protect living forests, waterways and resist extractive projects for us all. During the COVID-19 crisis we are helping them first. Please join us!
How You Can Help
We all know it’s not only about masks. Let’s send food, funds, supplies and books to elders, families, frontline workers, and quarantined families!
Transitioning into spring and summer TBA
Sew, send or sponsor PPE masks to Indigenous frontline providers, elders and families. Join our community of makers, build a sewing circle or donate supplies! Patterns, community stories & mailing addresses here!
Seeding Sovereignty and Pueblo Action Alliance are now in our 11th month of providing mutual aid to Indigenous relatives and community members through the Indigenous Impact Community Care Initiative.
We are seeking support for our unsheltered relatives who are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 and are in need of proactive care to ensure their survival this winter. Many of the shelters and public service centers here have closed or reduced their services due to the pandemic and the community needs are dire. As we are in the throes of winter weather and temperatures have dropped substantially, our unsheltered relatives are in even greater need of support.
We are requesting donations and financial support so that we may put together winter care kits to be distributed.
We kindly remind you that any items listed for donations be washed gently used or new as this helps us to redistribute the items efficiently and safely.
TO DONATE THE ITEMS ABOVE ONLY (at this time we do not have the capacity to distribute masks at the rate we used to but appreciate your support!):
BY MAIL: P.O. Box 40212, ABQ, NM 87196
*In-person donations will be accepted at a later date due to a rise in COVID cases.