Mutual-aid is just the latest name for the “we” based social care structures Indigenous people have been practicing since time immemorial.
In this spirit, Four Directions began in October 2005 and brought Indigenous and non-Indigenous people together to provide mutual-aid disaster support for Indigenous nations in Louisiana’s coastal communities affected by hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Our efforts have continued through the Lakota Solidarity Project and work with the Lakota Cante Tenza Strong Heart Warrior Society. We are renewing work in 2020 to address mutual-aid needs around the COVID 19 pandemic.
We thank Four Direction for sharing mask with ECC to help our community stay safe during this time. As we deliver and share mask we also remind everybody how important is to be counted in the Census. We can build safer and stronger communities together, one people at a time.
Cooperation Long Island is a collective of individuals and organizations empowered to provide mutual aid.
The Elmont Cultural Center, with its vast Haitian base, works to bolster the self-sufficiency and well-being of the immigrant population on Long Island through community organizing and education -- and reimagines Long Island to be a place where equal opportunities are accessible to all families, no matter their zip code.
"We're proud to have the support of the Elmont Cultural Center as a signatory to the Reimagine Long Island initiative".
To read the full document, click here: https://www.cooperationli.org/documents/reimagine-long-island