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Six months into the pandemic, data on #COVID19 cases in #Indigenous communities remains scarce. As an infectious disease epidemiologist, and as Native American, I find this distressing. Here’s what I’ve recently gleaned from publicly available (but hard to find) data.

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There are 12 tribes with at least 50 COVID-19 cases reported as of June 18. Navajo Nation has by far the highest total, but there are serious outbreaks in many other tribal communities. Some of these tribes are incredibly small; even 50 cases can greatly affect their population.
Beyond Navajo Nation, which has been extensively reported on, other tribes are experiencing a recent surge in cases over the past month, particularly the White Mountain Apache and Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.
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Since pretty much everyone under quarantine has to use digitized primary sources, I thought it might be useful to point to #digitalarchives that *explicitly* acknowledge & caution users abt #archivalsilences in their contents, and describe their work to rectify them.

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1/ A note: Most people appreciate the easiness of online access to archival material, but tend to forget that all #digitization is selective.
2/ This means that what you see online is usually not “everything” that an institution holds abt a topic. It's important to understand the digitized together w the physical. Even if you can't access physical records now, you'll be able to better contextualize what you see online.
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The effort to convince Americans that #COVID19 is a #ChineseWuhanVirus is being pushed by conservatives attempting to deflect blame for the government's weak response, trying to frame the virus and keep it from being Trump's #Katrina moment. Please follow this thread to see how👇
The effort is led by the National Center for Public Policy Research (#NCCPR) and the Media Research Center (MRC). NCPPR started it's own Voter Identification Task Force after the #ALEC caved in to public pressures to dismantle it's Public Safety and Elections Task Force.
The National Center for Public Policy Research was also home to Jack Abramoff's defauding of #NativeAmerican tribes. #NCPPR directed money received from tribes and distributed it to other "charities," at Abramoff's direction. sourcewatch.org/index.php/Nati…
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TO SEE A WORLD IN A GRAIN OF SAND
AND A HEAVEN IN A WILD FLOWER
HOLD INFINITY IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND
AND ETERNITY IN AN HOUR
-WILLIAM BLAKE
In the beginning was the logos, the Big Bang, the primordial OM. Image
Big Bang Theory says that the physical universe spiralled out of an unimaginably hot and dense single point called a ‘singularity’ billions of times smaller than the head of a pin.

It does not say why? Or how? Image
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1. President Trump signed a measure that extends federal grant programs aimed at preserving indigenous languages, expands eligibility so more tribes can participate washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/… #TRUMP #NEWS #TRIBES #NativeAmerican #Indians #INDIGENOUS
2. Senate Can Start Trial Without Getting Impeachment Articles From House if One Theory is Correct: Professor theepochtimes.com/senate-can-sta… #TRUMP #NEWS
3. EDITORIAL: Christmas is diminished by Democrats’ impeachment invective washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/… #TRUMP #NEWS
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1. President Trump: Durham Investigation Will Expose “Biggest Scandal in History”

Yes, that means it GOES TO THE TOP - TO OBAMA

thegatewaypundit.com/2019/11/presid… #TRUMP #HISTORIC #NEWS
2. Senate Democrats PANIC– DEMAND Pompeo Recuse Himself From Ukraine Matters [NOT]After Lindsey Graham Requests Biden-Poroshenko Transcripts From State Dept thegatewaypundit.com/2019/11/senate… #TRUMP #NEWS
3. UPDATE: FBI Official Under Criminal Investigation For Falsifying Carter Page Docs is ‘FBI Lawyer’

– Washinton Post, Stealth-Deletes Strzok Connection

thegatewaypundit.com/2019/11/update… #TRUMP #NEWS
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1/ Ett dussin personer arresterade i Michigan i operation mot människosmuggling (14 okt).

#HumanTrafficking #USA

2/ Ett av världens största barnporrnätverk sprängt

#HumanTrafficking #ChildPorn #USA #SouthKorea

omni.se/ett-av-varlden…
3/ Om man följer X22 Report får man en hel del intressanta hintar om vad som pågår. Som i det här avsnittet från 15 okt.

#HumanTrafficking #USA #SaudiArabia #AliceInWonderland #HillaryClinton

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It's #InternationalLesbianDay!
Here is a thread on iconic lesbians in history, past and present.
I hope you will show your allyship by reading and sharing. 📌

#Lesbians have been with us for centuries.
This sweet couple was photographed in 1907.

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19th c lesbians lived together in what were called #BostonMarriages.
Some (straight) historians have tried to de-gay them and erase their lesbian sexuality, agency and history. But they were still lesbians.

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#InternationalLesbianDay
Democratic women have long been in the forefront of radical change in America.
#DrAliceHamilton was a physician, scientist, social reformer & #lesbian. Her work created #OSHA. Hamiliton focused on the health of #immigrant women.

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#InternationalLesbianDay
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THREAD: As #TheShadowKingNovel gets ready to launch, follow me through moments in history & meet a few of the #women who helped to shape it.

#WWII #WomensArmyCorps #AfricanAmerican
THREAD: As #TheShadowKingNovel gets ready to launch, follow me through moments in history & meet a few of the #women who helped to shape it.

Working on a dive bomber, 1943. Photo by Alfred T. Palmer

#WWII #WomenInWar #AfricanAmerican
THREAD: As #TheShadowKingNovel gets ready to launch, follow me through moments in history & meet a few of the #women who helped to shape it.

#Army #nurses, Greenock, Scotland

#WWII #WomenInWar #AfricanAmerican
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While looking at the @washingtonpost opiod sales database, I looked at the county I grew up in and surrounding counties and may have discovered something #NativeAmerican activists (someone with a subscription) might want to look into. They were, I think, underprescribed pain meds
So opioid Rx were pretty low in northern Minnesota in the first place, around 25 or so per person. But look at Red Lake -- 6 per person per year
Nothing close to the surrounding counties. Even Mahnomen Cty, which is reservation and white is low at 19. Meanwhile Portland is 53
When researching health care disparities, it was common to find doctors, even in ER only giving African American patients aspirin or tylenol, even for broken bones. Perhaps this disparity is directd toward NDNs as well
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On May 28, 1830, Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act. Despite our general awareness of the horrific Trail of Tears the Act produced, this dark, exclusionary moment in American history certainly needs to be more present in our collective memories. Thread: #twitterstorians
Yet at the same time, solely remembering the Act/Trail reinforces narratives of Native Americans not only as victims, but as vanishing in the face of these exclusionary histories. Whereas the era likewise feat vital & inspiring acts of #NativeAmerican #Resistance & persistence.
There are for ex the Cherokee Memorials, some of the 19C’s most eloquent & potent acts of collective, written resistance. They build upon the Constitution & American ideals, as well as Cherokee histories & sovereignty, to express this communal perspective. cherokee.org/About-The-Nati…
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Tweeps, have you been to the landmark @LouvreAbuDhabi #Louvre #AbuDhabi? No worries. Got @twitter. Had the chance to visit while in the #UAE for the @MilkenInstitute #MIGlobal #MENASummit. Follow this thread for a #TwitterTour of highlights. louvreabudhabi.ae/?utm_source=GM… #art #museum
Hello #LouvreAbuDhabi! @LouvreAbuDhabi ~ in all directions, the #magic of art & creativity on display. Crossing borders. Crossing cultures. #artmatters #museumlove
#Stunning. This two-headed figure is one of the oldest monumental statues in the history of humanity. It is some 8500 years old. On display at the @LouvreAbuDhabi. 👥

@VisitAbuDhabi #AbuDhabi #LouvreAbuDhabi
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Its a fine line to walk protecting yet preserving identity. For descendants of survivors and of #WoundedKnee its necessary.

It can be uncomfortable to talk about especially if you are not living in a way you are expected to be as a #NativeAmerican but it is what it is
I lived a traditional life, in a very hard way before I came out off of the reservation. A lot has happened since then. I began a documentary that was put aside after my stroke. Surviving, healing & being with my daughter became the most important things but the truth still needs
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More than 100 Angelenos gathered Saturday morning to watch crews remove a bronze statue depicting Christopher Columbus. #NativeAmerican #NativeTwitter #IndigenousPeoplesDay
The historic record is clear that Christopher Columbus did not ‘discover’ America since he never reached the shores of North America & there were millions of Indigenous people already living here.
The genocide of indigenous people during the colonization of the Americas lasted centuries. Today, Columbus statues are regarded as signs of oppression.
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1/ NEW EPISODE: As Trump speeds up #oilandgas drilling on #publiclands, Native American artifacts- scattered all over large swaths of land in Utah - are at risk of being destroyed. ow.ly/B9Zn30kYF1x
2/ It all started last spring with Trump’s executive order pushing for America’s energy dominance: bit.ly/2HrsYn1

@jennoldham & @LeighSPaterson traveled to a remote corner of Utah to find out what this policy actually means on the ground.
@jennoldham @LeighSPaterson 3/ #NativeAmerican artifacts are everywhere in SE #Utah. After a long drive down a dirt road, @jennoldham & @LeighSPaterson stumbled across these ancient carvings and the remains of a wall.
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Happy #Pride
I was expelled from my all-girls high school for being a #lesbian & put in a mental hospital for #conversiontherapy.

I became an #LGBT activist to prevent that from happening to other girls like I was.
Yet conversion therapy is still legal.
Happy #Pride
I memorialize every #lesbian who died hidden in the shadows because of #homophobia, who was forced into compulsory heterosexuality, who was made to live a lie. You deserved better. We honor you by making a safer world for lesbians today. Amen.
🏳️‍🌈🖤❤️💜💙💚🧡💛
On #Pride I think of the #lesbian who became my mentor. She propelled me forward into lesbian #feminist writing. #AudreLorde opened a door for me I didn't know existed. I am so grateful she was in my life and left such a legacy for #lesbians.
lambdaliterary.org/features/oped/…
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1/ Inspired by @bobplain, here is an #OTD in #RhodeIsland history: On this day, December 19th, in 1675, a ​major ​battle ​in #KingPhilipsWar took place known as ​the ​#GreatSwamp​Massacre. This fight ​topped ​any previous ​brutality ​by ​English ​soldiers ​in ​colonial ​wars...
2/ ...​prior like #PequotWar & #KieftsWar. ​Formally ​neutral ​in the ​war ​in ​early ​1675, ​the ​#NarragansettIndians' territory ​had ​served ​as ​a ​safe ​haven ​4 ​wounded #Native​American, ​mostly #Wampanoag, ​soldiers ​fighting ​in ​the ​conflict. ​The #UnitedColonies...
3/ ...(aka #MassachusettsBay, @Plimoth, #Connecticut & #NewHaven) ​demanded ​the ​#NarragansettIndians ​turn ​over ​these ​combatants, but the natives delayed any formal response. ​John ​Easton, in his "A Relation of the Indian Warr" ​wrote ​that ​soon ​after ​this ​refusal...
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Oct 8 is #InternationalLesbianDay
#MphoTutuVanFurth is an Anglican priest, feminist activist, daughter of #DesmondTutu & lesbian.
Oct 8 is #InternationalLesbianDay
#QuiJin was a Chinese scholar, revolutionary, feminist, writer, warrior & lesbian. She was executed at 31.
Oct 8 is #InternationalLesbianDay
#Chrystos is a #NativeAmerican/indigenous poet, activist, two-spirit, lesbian.
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