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Covid-19 and the Navajo Nation

The Covid-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected the Black and Brown populace across the United States but the rates of infection are at their highest within the Navajo Nation. While the U.S. federal government apportioned $600 million of the CARES Act funding for the Navajo Nation, the support came with restrictions. Activist and conceptual artist, AJ Goldman offers his reasons for the alarming case count yet views this opportunity to build partnerships with advocates and allies.

AJ Goldman is the co-founder of Uncovering America, a platform for social change to spark awareness of distorted historical facts in history books to free humanity from euro-centered supremacist attitude.

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