...Today I received my second dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine... A door has been opened to walk through, but I fully don't know what is on the other side. The After is different. It's what we want it to be...
"...White Earth has done a tremendous job vaccinating folks from the tribe, but also from across the region. They've been vaccinating folks from the surrounding communities and we just wanted to stop here and lift it up and talk about how powerful it is to be a good neighbor..."
"...I have never felt such a calling to help people as I have since The Pandemic, not even because of the virus itself, but because of the pain and suffering and fear its sinister presence has had on our humanity..."
"...The Pandemic showed me that I really need to invest in myself as a leader to be able to lead people through it. This meant reaching out to people and saying 'I don't know how to do this' more than once..."
"...It was so emotional to be in the Minneapolis Convention Center- it was filled with hundreds of educators (including my high school social studies teacher and another teacher from my school) and a feeling of overwhelming hope..."
"...spring was the hardest for sure. I am lucky and privileged enough to be back in school now, but what I lost in the end of my sophomore year and most of this year are things I will never get back..."
"...I’m still carrying a lot of grief, frustration and anger over the injustices of the past year. I can’t change the past and I can’t change most minds, but I’m changing what I can and I’m making the time to do it..."
"...I feel relief, happiness, and a little bit of sadness. I'm glad I'm finally able to see the light but I think about all the people who didn't get to see or feel this because (they died) of Covid..."