Indigenous communities will be impacted by COVID-19 in many ways. The Buder Center has adjusted our programming, students are now taking classes online, and tribes and urban Indigenous communities across the nation are taking important steps to protect our most vulnerable community members. Indigenous people are resilient, creative, and community centered. These strengths are vital now more than ever.
We send our thoughts to everyone in the Buder community, your families, and friends during this unprecedented time and appreciate your continued support of our students – Indian Country’s future social workers and public health practitioners.
As news and recommendations evolve, we will continue to share relevant information on COVID-19 in Indian Country.
To learn more about the impacts of COVID-19 in Indian Country, check out this resource guide compiled by the National Congress of American Indians:
To find out how pow wows, conferences, and other events across Indian Country are being impacted, check out this resource list by Indian Country Today Media Network
The Washington University Pow Wow is held every spring. Visit the Pow Wow page for additional information.
The Kathryn M. Buder Center for American Indian Studies at the Brown School at Washington University was founded to provide scholarships for American Indians and has grown into one of the most respected centers in the nation for academic advancement and study of American Indian issues related to social work.
The Buder Center develops programs and curriculum, engages in research, builds relationships and partnerships with communities and people, and develops the ability of its students and alumni to make positive change in Indian Country.