Please support Navajo Nation in any way at this time. Donate, for example, to the Official Navajo Nation COVID-19 Relief Fund, Navajo and Hopi Families COVID-19 Relief Fund, Utah Tribal COVID-19 Relief, and Protect Native Elders and petition our leaders for more attention and support of our Indigenous peoples and families. Learn more at Navajo Hopi COVID-19 Response.
The Bluff Area Mutual Aid and the Utah Rural Project are also offering support to Navajo Nation and Indigenous communities in southeastern Utah, and you can volunteer (via this link on google forms) and donate (via this link on GoFundMe).
Departments, groups, and organizations that are gathering donations and offering assistance/support for Diné communities affected by COVID-19 (also websites with information):
American Indian Community House, New York City, New York.
Behavioral Health Collaborative, State of New Mexico, Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center.
Bluff Area Mutual Aid (Coronavirus Relief), updated April 25, 2020.
Center for American Indian Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Navajo Nation.
Chinle Planting Hope – Food Baskets for Elderly on Navajo Nation-Covid-19: Chinle Planting Hope is a local organization that works on different community development projects in Chinle, AZ, on the Navajo Nation. They are currently focusing efforts on vulnerable elderly and working with the Chinle Senior Center to help get hot meals and emergency food baskets to elderly in Chinle and surrounding reservation areas.
Community Outreach & Patient Empowerment (COPE) Program, COPE COVID-19 Response.
COVID-19 Resources for Indian Country, COVID-19 Resources Toolbox, The Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development, Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health, Native Nations Institute.
Economic Resources for Indigenous Peoples Affected by COVID-19, First Peoples Worldwide, updated April 29, 2020.
Health Resources & Services Administration, American Indian/Alaska Native Health.
Indian Country’s COVID-19 Syllabus, Indian Country Today.
Indian Country Resources: Coronavirus (COVID-19), National Congress of American Indians.
National Indian Health Board, COVID-19 Tribal Resource Center.
Native American Connections, Behavioral Health, Traditional Healing.
Native American Contractors Association, Coronavirus Updates.
Native American Finance Officers Association, Coronavirus and COVID-19 Resources.
Native American Health Center, Covid-19 Community Resource Guides.
Native American Indian Housing Council, COVID-19 Resources.
Native Americans for Community Action, SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Resources.
COVID-19 Navajo & Hopi Elder Support Project: A coalition of concerned indigenous citizens and allies, including the East Valley Bible Church (Dba Redemption Church), hoping to support Navajo and Hopi elders from a distance. The aim is to provide bi-weekly distributions of food, water, cleaning supplies, and hygiene products from now until the middle of August. Donations are delivered to senior centers for distribution to Navajo and Hopi elders.
Navajo & Hopi Families COVID-19 Relief: An all volunteer grassroots indigenous-led group operating on the Navajo and Hopi Reservations. Prioritizing the elderly (especially those raising their grandchildren), single parents, and struggling families by helping them buy groceries, water, and health supplies, and by protecting them (and their susceptible communities) from exposure by engaging volunteers to make the purchases and deliver them to a safe transfer location for the families.
Navajo Hopi Honor Riders, 2000 Masks Needed for Navajo Country COVID-19: The Navajo Hopi Honor Riders are requesting people to make and send masks.
Navajo Traditional Teachings, YouTube channel.
National Indian Education Association, Supporting Native American Students during the COVID-19 Crisis.
NDN Collective Covid-19 Response Project: The NDN Collective’s COVID-19 Response Project is designed to provide immediate relief to some of the most underserved communities in the country. NDN’s intent is to quickly distribute resources to frontline organizations, tribal nations, and individuals to provide gap services during this health crisis, and to artists and entrepreneurs who have suffered the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Northern Diné COVID-19 Relief Effort: A community coalition that has brought together community stakeholders and volunteer service groups, government, and the private sector to provide community food and essential supply relief for the community in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency. NDCVRE primarily serves the Shiprock Chapter area and neighboring communities in the Northern Navajo region upon request. Shiprock Chapter is by far the largest chapter at an estimated 12,000 residents.
Official Navajo Nation COVID-19 Relief Fund: The Navajo Nation COVID-19 Fund has been established to help the Navajo Nation respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the Navajo Nation’s official COVID-19 fundraising and donation effort.
PPE for Navajo First Responders: Ginger Sykes Torres and her family have been sewing fabric face masks to supplement the lack of personal protection equipment (PPE) on the Navajo Nation. Together with friends they have donated over 600 masks to medical workers, first responders, senior programs, and other essential workers on the Navajo Nation.
Seeding Sovereignty, Indigenous Impact: Their new Indigenous Impact Rapid Response Initiative works to immediately provide sewn protective masks, distribute healthy meal kits to elders and families, fund essential stipends directly to those in need, and send Indigenous authored books to quarantined students. They support Navajo, Apache, and Pueblo communities in New Mexico where need is critical and with community partners Orenda Tribe, Pueblo Action Alliance, and the Jicarilla Child & Family Education Center.
Sewing For Navajo Nation: A collective of sewers making fabric masks to aid Navajo Nation Hospitals and Police Departments. Sign-up, make fabric masks, and ship them to the places that need them most.
Support Tribal Communities Facing COVID-19, Grand Canyon Trust.
Urban Indian Organizations, Indian Health Service.
Utah Tribal COVID-19 Relief, Utah State Bar Indian Law Section.
#100PailProject, Yanawana Herbolarios-Navajo Nation: Theron Begay is an individual campaigning to raise $12,000 to put together 100 Needs buckets for elders living in remote areas of Navajo Nation with limited access to water and electricity. Donate to Yanawana Herbolarios-Navajo Nation Covid-19 Response.