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Colt Chischillie

Colt Chischillie is from Highland Rim, Az, a small community within the Dilkon region. Colt has been working as a Health Educator since July 2019 for the Navajo Nation Special Diabetes Program. As a health educator his primary job is to provide nutrition education and diabetes prevention to communities, schools, worksites to individuals in the Dilkon Service Area.

Work has become more concentrated in the response to COVID-19 for Colt. Since the pandemic, he has had several assignments- as a strike team member and is currently assigned as a support staff at the Point of Distribution in Dilkon/Winslow area.

“My duties began with distributing food boxes, water, wood and medication when necessary, as a strike team member. I applaud the CHRs, whom I began working with in performing humanitarian work for the communities within our service area.”

Colt

A typical day for Colt may be similar to other frontline workers - helping the Navajo Nation in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Colt starts his day by receiving ICS 213 forms, which he prepares items for pick up and deliveries that the CHRs will do for positive patients and High Risk Elders in need.

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“Appreciation from those we help is what keeps me motivated. Knowing that by supplying items to those that need it, they are receiving the help they need. At times, it might not be a lot, but being able to give what we can helps. Sometimes people just need a little bit of help in this world.”

Colt

Being a frontline worker for Colt has helped him see what life is like for the Navajo people who do not have access to running water, electricity and readily available food. Many people today rely on technology and the modern conveniences of life. But, we shouldn’t forget the Navajo traditional ways of living, it can prepare one to be self-sufficient by turning to mother earth’s resources when needed. Colt was able to find confidence to take on task for COVID-19 through his years of experience working in the hospital setting.

“My memorable moment would be the opportunities I have to work with others from different organizations. It’s very interesting to see what a group of people can accomplish when being put together in a time of need.”

Colt

“Dilkon and surrounding areas, is very remote. The communities are so spread out, and off road travel can pose difficulties when reaching out or trying to make contact with people. Not everyone has access to the same comforts or conveniences, and being able to see that first hand is eye opening.”

Colt

Colt encourages everyone to take all necessary precautions, such as wash your hands, sanitize, wear a face mask and continue to social distance.

“Remember to take care of yourself, eat healthy and stay physically active.”
- Colt

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