The day after Thanksgiving was Native American Heritage Day. “American Indian culture emphasizes harmony with nature, endurance of suffering, respect and non-interference toward others, a strong belief that man is inherently good and should be respected for his decisions. Such values make individuals and families in difficulty very reluctant to seek help.” (Duran, 2002). For Native Americans, these values and their consequences are historical. And now more than ever, many more of us find ourselves confronted with the reluctance to seek help some eight months into the resurging COVID-19 pandemic.
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