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Did you know that healthcare equity breaks down along race lines? For #IndigenousHeritageMonth, learn about racism's effect on health outcomes. Fixing the problem begins with awareness of it. In this thread, we share our blogs about Native communities' pandemic health outcomes.
Structural racism has created significant morbidity and mortality for minority populations, including Native communities. Read more in Kelly's article:…

#StructuralRacism #Health
You can also read about COVID-19 in the Diné (#Navajo) Nation in Kelly's article:…
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Vaccine received! I almost cried. As I was receiving the vaccine, I felt profound hope, joy and relief.
#shot #vaccine #covidvacccine #pfizer #mrna #spikeprotein #frontlineworkers #healthcareworkers #doctor #navajo #immunology #microbiology #virology #publichealth
I have been working on the front lines of COVID-19 on the Navajo Nation since March. Once, we were #1 in the WORLD per capita.
#vaccine #covidvacccine #pfizer #spikeprotein #frontlineworkers #healthcareworkers #doctor #navajo #immunology #microbiology #virology #publichealth
Today marks a new path towards having a world without COVID. Bless the tireless researchers and brave vaccine trail participates who made this possible.
#vaccine #covidvacccine #pfizer #frontlineworkers #healthcareworkers #doctor #navajo #immunology #microbiology #virology
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Our Mad Dog family from #NewMexico has breaking news. It's disturbing. We received this information from multiple reliable sources & believe it to be true; however, we will continue to research this issue.

Here it is:


@RepDebHaaland @NMPED @mcfuse3313 @NMDOH @koat7news Image
There's currently (at least) 1 teacher in the ICU & (at least) 3 who tested positive for COVID-19 over the last week or so. The superintendent of Gallup-McKinley County Schools, Mike Hyatt, placed a gag order on school principals/staff re. employees who have/had COVID-19. 2/9 Image
This man is jeopardizing the citizens of McKinley County, which encompasses #Gallup, #ZuniPueblo & the #Navajo Nation. These are communities that many of you, & Mad Dog PAC, have worked hard to help. Our partners at the Emergency Operations Center in Gallup are wonderful. 3/9 Image
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THREAD: About how Native voices are silenced and tribal sovereignty overruled by tonight's federal execution of #LezmondMitchell taking place over the objections of his and his victims' tribe (#Navajo). People from diverse tribal nations are calling on 45 to commute the sentence.
“To carry out Lezmond Mitchell’s execution, despite the profound infringement on tribal sovereignty that his case represents, would be a grave injustice,” by @NavajoCouncil delegate Carl Slater via @nytimes:…
“The cultural values of Navajo Nation specifically disavow murder as punishment. No one will be made whole by Mr. Mitchell’s execution,” writes Barbara Creel, Director of the Southwest Indian Law Clinic and law professor at the University of New Mexico.…
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In recognition of Native American Heritage Month (#NAHM), we’re revisiting the incredible story of #Navajo Code Talkers and the Unbreakable Code: Navajo Code Talkers
During the course of #WWII, about 400 #Navajos participated in the code talker program. The first 29 recruited arrived at Camp Elliott in May 1942. One of their first tasks was to develop a Navajo code from their native language. Code protected valuable #intelligence.
#Navajo was the perfect option as a code because it is not written and very few people, who aren’t of Navajo origin, can speak it. However, the U.S. Marines took the code to the next level and made it virtually unbreakable by further encoding the language with word substitution.
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Family. I am so floored! I have just returned from a beautiful send off of my first hardware into space! @NASAInSight just started its journey from Earth to Mars, & it carries with it a special piece of cargo for this #Navajo #Native in #STEM…
.I have been working at @NASAJPL for 9 years, & I feel I have finally proven myself in my career. To have been entrusted with the responsibility of designing & delivering a piece of a space mission on behalf of NASA.
.It is somewhat of a prestigious role to be given as a Mech E JPLer. JPL Cognizant Engineers in the past have designed & delivered parts/mechanisms/hardware for @MarsCuriosity, @NASAJuno, @MarsRovers, @CassiniSaturn, @NASAVoyager, #NASAViking, #NASAExplorer, & SO MUCH MORE
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#Navajo Code Talkers & the Unbreakable Code
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During #WWI, Choctaw language was used for secret tactical messages. It was instrumental in successful surprise attack against Germans
#WWII: #Navajo Marines developed a code from their native language that stumped cryptanalysts. Code protected valuable intelligence.
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