As Māori and tāngata whaikaha (Māori with lived experience of disability) of the nation-state known as New Zealand, we are deeply concerned about the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this commentary, we invoke intersectionality as an analytical tool for understanding critical issues tāngata whaikaha face in the context of the universal approach encompassing New Zealand’s pandemic response. We propose a “call to action” framework comprising four elements: (1) guaranteeing self-determination for tāngata whaikaha; (2) addressing all forms of racism, ableism, and other structural forms of oppression; (3) rectifying historical injustices; and (4) allocating resources for the pandemic and beyond in alignment with need.
COVID-19, Intersectionality, and Health Equity for Indigenous Peoples with Lived Experience of Disability
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Bernadette Jones, Paula Toko King, Gabrielle Baker, Tristram Ingham; COVID-19, Intersectionality, and Health Equity for Indigenous Peoples with Lived Experience of Disability. American Indian Culture and Research Journal 1 April 2020; 44 (2): 71–88. doi: https://doi.org/10.17953/aicrj.44.2.jones
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