Next Generation: Grappling with loss of life and connection, Native youth transform into the leaders of tomorrow
Last updated 10/14/2020 at 2:03pm
PHOENIX-In March, Tawny Jodie was preparing to travel to Israel for her first trip overseas. By July, she was masked and delivering food boxes in rural New Mexico amid a deadly pandemic.
A full-blooded Navajo, the 20-year-old said she was compelled into service when COVID-19 started ravaging her community and others across the Navajo Nation.
With the virus dispropor-tionately affecting tribal nations due to health disparities, poor infrastructure and chronic under-funding to fix persistent problems, young people like Jodie have stepped up to help others, preserve their culture and start th...