Bowen Creative (BWNC) is pleased to announce our assistance to get the New Mexico Native-Led Organizations off the ground by offering web development services. Take a look at the coverage of the project by KRQE below:
NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – It all started with a Facebook post. That’s what Roanhorse Consulting Director Olivia Roanhorse said about their project New Mexico Native-Led Organizations, a resource map for New Mexico Native American communities who have been affected by COVID-19.
Roanhorse Consulting is an indigenous women-led think tank in Albuquerque. Roanhorse said she came across numerous social media posts where people wanted to support Indigenous communities but didn’t know where to look. “What I recognized is a lot of the existing Native-led nonprofits and grassroots organizations really pivoted their work to serve their communities, but they weren’t getting as much public acknowledgment,” Roanhorse said.
According to the New Mexico Department of Health, Native Americans account for 57% of the state of NM’s cases – despite only being 11% of the population – and have infection rates 14 times that of the rest of the population. When the pandemic hit the United States, Roanhorse said Native communities immediately began looking for ways to support their community members.
When Roanhorse started putting together lists of Native-serving resources, she wondered if there was a map of existing Native-led organizations providing resources for Native communities during the pandemic and found out there wasn’t. She and her team decided to make something sharable and easy to access for funders who were looking to support these already existing organizations.
Read More: https://www.krqe.com/krqe-plus/community-reports/community-driven-native-led-organizations-create-covid-19-resource-map/