A Heck IronCloud mural depicts two Diné women, a female nurse and a female doctor, in traditional Navajo dress thanking residents for masking up during the COVID-19 pandemic. October 25, 2020, on the Navajo
reservation in Kirtland, New Mexico.
Shiprock, or Naat'áanii Nééz — the largest Navajo community — became a Covid-19 hotspot seemingly overnight.
On the Navajo Nation, generations of families lack running water, food, electricity, indoor plumbing, safe housing and access to health care — the basic necessities for fighting disease.