5420 How the Colorado River Indian Tribes Tackled a Pandemic
As a pandemic swept the globe like never before in the modern world, the Colorado River Indian Tribes Council braced itself while hearing bad news from around the world. Headline after headline told the story of how bad it could get. This short documentary tells the story – for people today and into the far future – of the actions taken by CRIT to protect its people. In the past, the Tribes could defend themselves from threats using protests, attorneys, and by asserting themselves culturally. But this was different: the threat was invisible, and deadly. A major council resolution – “54-20” – ordered people to stay at home and wear masks. It was a new reality for CRIT people, but the film’s interviews with key decision-makers proves their resilience, proactiveness and optimism for the future. Dedicated to those who were lost.