COVID-19 pandemic poses a grave health threat to Indigenous peoples around the world. Indigenous communities already experience poor access to healthcare, lack of access to essential services, sanitation, and other key preventive measures, such as clean water, soap, disinfectant, etc. Most local medical facilities, if there are any, are often under-equipped and under-staffed. Even when Indigenous peoples are able to access healthcare services, they can face stigma and discrimination. During this time of dislocation and fear, we may find ourselves in a situation of stress and uncertainty. Fortunately for us, living in New Zealand, we are in a better position, that allows us to support each other and help those in need. Nelson has incredibly rich ethnic diversity, with many Latin American immigrants and former refugees. This event aims to support the connection to those communities and cultures, through a small gesture to show we are with them even from far away. We will all be united for South America - From Nelson with Aroha. * Where: Deville (22 New Street, Nelson) * When: Saturday September 12, from 7pm till late * Participants: //Live Entertainment// * Dance classes by NelsonSon Afro & Latin Dance * Mandeng Empire, African Drumming [Miro Klima] * Sambassadors, percussion and dance * Zumba with Renata //Live Music // * La Roomba by Alvaro Saura * Latin Rock by Alvaro Dafonte * Sambaxé, Brazilian band * Los Galanes, Latin Band + DJ Uli Rainbow and more
COVID-19 Update: * Event will be cancelled in Alert Level 3 or 4. * Event might be postpone if we continue in Alert Level 2. * All tickets will be fully refunded in any of the cases above.