Join an urgent conversation with leaders of the Lakota Sioux on Wednesday, July 8 at 12pm EDT. Tribal communities have been hit hard by Covid-19, which has dramatically exacerbated existing inequalities and strained tribal schools and healthcare systems to the breaking point. Native American populations face many of the same challenges as the larger US population, including lack of ready access to testing and shortages of personal protective equipment. But the added burdens of chronic disease and persistent underfunding of American Indian health systems have put the nation’s indigenous population at higher risk of poor outcomes from the disease. At the same time, the fossil fuel industry is trying to exploit the COVID crisis to expand pipeline projects. How are tribal communities responding and how can we help?