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The pandemic and the lockdowns struck the lives and livelihoods of millions in the United States. Among the hardest hit—and least supported—were communities of indigenous, often undocumented, migrant workers.⁣ Without access to information in their languages, with many exposed to the virus as frontline workers or thrown out of work during lockdowns, these communities suffered a jolting loss of food, income, housing . . . and hope. In two major cities, Los Angeles and New York City, indigenous women organized to build powerful, humanitarian responses to the crisis.

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