Diversity Summit 2021: Critical Conversations: Indigenous and Native American Perspectives | University of Denver
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Over the last year, the United States has been confronted with the reality of multiple pandemics (i.e., COVID-19, continued racial injustice, etc.). For communities of color, the existence of COVID-19 may be new in form, but not in practice – racial injustice in its many forms (education, housing, employment, health, and wellness, policing, etc.) have been part of the US since its colonialist founding. Noting this, how might we consider the impacts of these pandemics on Indigenous and Native American communities? What are the implications for racial justice and our collective push toward equity? Our conversations will be conducted through the lenses of DU, Denver, Colorado, and the United States.