COVID-19 Webinar Series: Lifting up the Sky – Addressing the Pandemic & Indigenous HomelessnessJune 16, 2020
The National Coalition to End Urban Indigenous Homelessness, in partnership with the National Alliance to End Homelessness, presents “Lifting up the Sky,” a webinar to explore solutions for all of our relatives (Native and non-Native) who are experiencing homelessness while living through a pandemic. The webinar will offer traditional storytelling, medicine songs, and best practices from Native people who are leading this work throughout the country, and whose wisdom and resilience is inherited from ancestors who struggled and survived in the face of pandemics before.
Native people have a unique perspective on homelessness: since 1492, Native people have been fighting for relatives who were forcibly removed from their homelands. In 2020, Native people continue to battle the embedded, inequitable systems that keep relatives captured in homelessness. Indigenous people have some of the highest rates of homelessness, but Native-led solutions can provide answers for not just Native homelessness, but for all of our relatives who are experiencing homelessness.
Tuesday, June 16th, 3:00 pm ET