New Podcast Series to Explore Health Injustice Among Indigenous People
This year, Real World Health Care will publish a series of articles about health equity issues facing the Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) communities. As a further resource, we invite our readers to listen to the new seasons of the “American Diagnosis” podcast series created and produced by Kaiser Health News.
The new season, “Rezilience: Surviving Manifest Destiny,” is a multi-episode conversation with leaders, scholars, health workers, historians and poets about the resilience of Indigenous peoples in the U.S. taking action to protect their health and well-being. The season charts the impact of decades of diversity and asks hard questions about why Native people have had to confront so many challenges to their health.
The first episode, “It’s Up to You,” explores the root causes behind why some citizens of the Navajo Nation lack access to electricity and other infrastructure, and how so-called determinants of health made the Diné so vulnerable to the first surges of the Covid-19 pandemic.