CANCELLED: Thunderbird Music Workshop at AICH March 21st due to community transmission of COVID-19

The Thunderbird Americaan Indian Dancers, Inc., in light of sustained community transmission of COVID-19 in the New York City area and responsibility to our loyal community are cancelling the upcoming Dance Workshop originally scheduled at American Indian Community House 39 Eldridge St. There is no rescheduled date for this event, however future cultural events like our Annual Pow Wow at Queens County Farm Museum on July 24-26, 2020 are still in place.

It is our hope that you will do what you need to do to remain safe and nurtured. In our house, we are keeping ourselves informed regarding COVID-19 and health and well-being practices and lifestyle adjustments that will improve our lives going forward. Below are links to valuable information and we also encourage you to click our Indigenous Links page to find free access to Native language, music, films and culture, while you may be home bound in the coming weeks:

Corona Virus: What You Can Do:

  1. If you have a runny nose and sputum, you have a common cold.
  2. Coronavirus pneumonia is a dry cough with no runny nose.
  3. This new virus is not heat-resistant and will be killed by temperatures of just 26/27 degrees.  It hates the sun.
  4. If someone sneezes it takes about 10 feet before it drops to the ground and is no longer airborne.
  5. If it drops on a metal surface it will live for at least 12 hours-so if you come into contact with any metal surface wash your hands as soon as you can with a bacterial soap.
  6. On fabric it can survive for 6-12 hours, normal laundry detergent will kill it.
  7. Drinking warm water is effective for all viruses.  Try not to drink liquids with ice.
  8. Wash your hands frequently as the virus can only live on your hands for 5-10 minutes but a lot can happen during that time.  You can rub your eyes, pick your nose and so on.
  9. You should also gargle as a prevention.  A simple solution of salt in warm water will suffice.
  10. Can’t emphasize enough….drink plenty of water!


  1. It will first infect the throat so you’ll have a sore throat lasting 3-4 days
  2. The virus then blends into a nasal fluid that enters the trachea and then the lungs causing pneumonia.  This takes about 5/6 days.
  3. With the pneumonia comes high fever and difficulty in breathing.
  4. The nasal congestion is not like the normal kind.  You feel like you’re drowning.  It’s imperative you then seek immediate attention.


  1. The new Coronavirus may not show sign of infection for many days.  How can one know if he/she is infected?  By the time they have fever and/or cough and go to the hospital the lung is usually 50% Fibrosis and it’s too late.
  2. Taiwan experts provide a simple self-check that we can do every morning:  Take a deep breath and hold your breath for more than 10 seconds.  If you complete it successfully without coughing, without discomfort, stiffness or tightness, etc. it proves there is no Fibrosis in the lungs, basically indicates no infection.
  3. In critical time, please self-check every morning in an environment with clean air.  Serious excellent by Japanese doctors treating COVID-19 cases;

Everyone should ensure your mouth and throat are most…never dry.Take a few sips of water every 15 minutes at least. Lime or lemon add Vitamin C. Why?Even if the virus gets into your mouth, drinking water or other liquids will wash them down through your throat and into the stomach.Once there your stomach acid will kill all the virus.  If you don’t drink enough water more regularly the virus can enter your windpipe and into the lungs.  That’s very dangerous.

How The Gut Microbiota Affects Our Health with Dr. Erica & Dr. Justin Sonnenburg

Rich Roll on Self-Transformation

Washington Post article : I ran the White House pandemic office. Trump closed it.

Thunderbird American Indian Dancers, Inc. Native Music, Films, Language Sites

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