Episode 13: Robyn Wind-Tiger on the Crises Impacted Native American Grandfamilies

Generations United Podcast

Jul 9 2020 • 22 mins

Robyn Wind-Tiger is a member of Generations United's GRAND Voices network, which is a select group of grandparents and other relative caregivers from across the country. Our GRAND members serve as strategic partners to inform policies and practices affecting grandfamilies and help reveal family strengths, needs and service gaps. They provide Guidance and feedback on Generations United’s resources and advocacy on behalf of grandfamilies.

In this episode, Robyn discussed with Generations United's Executive Director Donna Butts how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting Native American families, which are often multigenerational. She also talks about the importance of passing down culture, tradition and information to future generations and how racial inequity impacts those efforts.

Donna highlighted a new Generations United resource, American Indian and Alaska Native Grandfamilies: Helping Children Thrive Through Connection to Family and Cultural Identity. It's one of two upcoming Generations United toolkits featuring grandfamilies-related content on the racism, bias and injustice in the juvenile justice system, policing and courts and how it impacts Black and Brown boys, men, their families and those who care about them. Visit gu.org after July 22 to access those resources.

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