COVID-19: The Resilience of Native Student Leaders
The coronavirus, or COVID-19, has turned the Spring 2020 semester upside down for many students at Arizona State University. Nearly 55,000 on-campus ASU students have transitioned to the 14,000-plus online classes the week following spring break in mid-March. The global response to this pandemic has sparked the masses to social distance themselves and loved ones inside their homes, practice social distancing, and work remotely. What are the stories from our #NativeSunDevils during this social change, and how are they doing? Social distancing in her two-bedroom apartment, Turning Points senior editor Taylor Notah (Diné) calls in with fellow social distancing Native Sun Devils Tyler Miller (Tohono O’odham) and Ceyshe Lee (Diné) who are facilitators of ASU’s student coalition Alliance of Indigenous Peoples. Tune in as they discuss not only the impacts that COVID-19 has had on the Spring 2020 semester and their own studies, but the numerous ways Native student leaders are showing resilience and leadership by uniting communities digitally and remotely. Stay tuned as the Turning Points Podcast continuously covers stories of COVID-19 at ASU and Indian Country. Subscribe to the Turning Points Magazine Podcast in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Pocket Casts and wherever you listen to podcasts! Find these and other links at http://bit.ly/turningpointsmagazinepodcast. Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/asuturningpoint/. The music for today's episode was provided by Christopher Luna and the Sun Devil Drumtie Circle.