Last Chance Community Pow Wow: A Celebration of Native Dance and Culture

Written by at September 30, 2012

Today is your last chance to experience the splendor of the 14th Annual Last Chance Community Pow Wow….

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Sanford, USD unite to study Native American health

Written by at September 29, 2012

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Sanford Research and the University of South Dakota are embarking on a $13.5 million, five-year study examining Native American health issues.The first $1.5 million in funding comes from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to create a collaborative research center headquartered in Sioux Falls.In each of the remaining years, $3 million is expected to be allocated for research.U.S. Sen.

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Sep 29, Photo of the Week – The Power of the Native Vote – Native News Network

Written by at September 29, 2012

The Power of the Native Vote. It has been a busy week. With some 130 voter registration drive efforts happening throughout Indian country, Native Vote Action Week

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Mont. kids learn about plants’ ties to tribe

Written by at September 29, 2012

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) – Linwood Tall Bull looked across Washington Elementary’s courtyard on a recent Monday afternoon at the several dozen children seated in front of him and told them that, from the right perspective, they’re a lot like the plants around them.“Every plant has a story,” he said. “Every plant is unique. There are no two plants that are alike, just like you.”A retired Northern Cheyenne ethnobotanist, Tall Bull studies the connections between people and plants, specifically in relation to his tribe

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Choctaw Day in San Francisco

Written by at September 29, 2012

Bringing culture to the bay DURANT, Okla. – Friendly faces from the San Francisco bay area filled the Fort Mason Center on Sept. 23, 2012, all eagerly anticipating Choctaw Day. The day was filled with Choctaw art, crafts, dancing and more.Early comers were able to participate in a basket weaving class. Nearly half of the 200 guests arrived early to make woven placemats. “It takes a lot of concentration,” mused Christine Atchison of Salinas, Calif., as she focused on her project. Atchison’s work was not in vain though – she completed a fine placemat fit for a Choctaw.The Choctaw dance troupe then took center stage to display traditional Choctaw dances – the Wedding, Raccoon and Four-Step War dances – as more guests filled the room.Lunch was provided as Joey Tom and Billy Eagle Road gave stickball lessons to interested guests

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Help & Hope Available Through the Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Written by at September 29, 2012

The tragedy that occurred Sept. 26 in Stillwater, Okla., as well as other recent suicides on our community, are cause to remind the public that help exists for those in crisis.

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IHS develops campaign to help address drug, alcohol abuse

Written by at September 29, 2012

The Indian Health Service (IHS), in partnership with the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board, has developed the “I Strengthen My Nation” educational media campaign to help Native communities address drug and alcohol abuse.This national prevention campaign delivers culturally relevant messages and information designed to empower Native youth to resist pressure to use drugs and alcohol. Campaign materials highlight the strengths of youth who reject the use of alcohol and other substances, and consist of fact sheets, brochures, posters, public service announcements, T-shirts, lanyards, and window clings. The youth who participated in the development of this campaign did so in the hopes that these messages will promote resilience, healthy behaviors, and new social norms.Educational materials were developed in collaboration with tribal community members and can be downloaded from the IHS website.

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VA Medical Center begins medical foster home program

Written by at September 29, 2012

MUSKOGEE, Okla. – The Jack C.

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Sep 29, What Advantage Hath the American Indian – Native Condition – Native News Network

Written by at September 29, 2012

Videotape that captured US Senator Scott Brown's senatorial staff and campaign workers as they attempted to bring attention to Democratic challenger claiming to be part Cherokee and Delaware

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Sep 29, Chinook Tribal Chairman Gardner – Slain Ambassador Stevens – Native News Network

Written by at September 29, 2012

MENLO, WASHINGTON Chinook Tribal Chairman Ray Gardner does not recall ever meeting slain Ambassador Chris Stevens, the late US diplomat was a tribal member

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Sep 29, Native News Network-Native American News, Analysis, Opinion by American Indians

Written by at September 29, 2012

Native Americans deserve accurate coverage, portraying who we are and what is happening in Indian Country. The Native News Network intends to become the premier American Indian website community

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Sep 29, Book on Doctrine of Discovery – Missionary Conquest – Native News Network

Written by at September 29, 2012

Earlier this year, the World Council of Churches Executive Committee released a statement that denounced the Doctrine of Discovery

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Sep 29, American Indian Leaders in Denver Oppose Keystone Pipeline – NativeNewsNetwork

Written by at September 29, 2012

DENVER One day before the first presidential debate of the 2012 campaign, several American Indian leaders opposed to the Keystone XL Pipeline will host a press conference

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Sep 29, In Concert – The Patero's Monday night in Chicago – Native News Network

Written by at September 29, 2012

CHICAGO The Plateros will be in concert on Monday night. The Plateros are a family blues rock band that includes lead singer Levi, with cousins Douglas and Bronson, from Tohajiilee, New Mexico

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Sep 28, Native News Network – More Stories By and About American Indians – Week 33

Written by at September 28, 2012

Native Americans deserve accurate coverage, portraying who we are and what is happening in Indian country. The Native News Network intends to become the premier American Indian website community

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Sep 28, Native News Network – More Stories By and About American Indians – Week 34

Written by at September 28, 2012

Native Americans deserve accurate coverage, portraying who we are and what is happening in Indian country. The Native News Network intends to become the premier American Indian website community

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Sep 28, Native News Network – More Stories By and About American Indians – Week 35

Written by at September 28, 2012

Native Americans deserve accurate coverage, portraying who we are and what is happening in Indian country. The Native News Network intends to become the premier American Indian website community

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Sep 28, Native News Network – More Stories By and About American Indians – Week 36

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Native Americans deserve accurate coverage, portraying who we are and what is happening in Indian country. The Native News Network intends to become the premier American Indian website community

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Sep 28, Native News Network – More Stories By and About American Indians – Week 38

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Native News Update September 28, 2012

Written by at September 28, 2012

This weekend's stories: Northwest tribes come together to voice concerns over coal terminals; National Native Children's Trauma Center receives grant…

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Sep 28, Native News Network – More Stories By and About American Indians – Week 37

Written by at September 28, 2012

Native Americans deserve accurate coverage, portraying who we are and what is happening in Indian country. The Native News Network intends to become the premier American Indian website community

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Sep 28, It is American Indian Day in Several States – Native Briefs – NativeNewsNetwork

Written by at September 28, 2012

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA Several states celebrate the fourth Friday in September as American Indian Day or Native American Day this year

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National Native Children’s Trauma Center receives $2.4M grant

Written by at September 28, 2012

A trauma center on the University of Montana’s campus has received a $2.4 million grant to help study how and why PTSD affects Native children. Vince Devlin of the Missoulian has the fully story: A $2.4 million grant will allow the National Native Children’s Trauma Center at the University of Montana to continue its work

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Sep 28, American Indian Author Erdrich Reads from New Book – Native News Network

Written by at September 28, 2012

MINNEAPOLIS Award winning author, Louise Erdrich, newest book, The Round House, set on an Ojibwe Indian Reservation in North Dakota will be released on Tuesday, October 2

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Sep 28, Navajo Gallup Water Project Receives $43 Million – Native News Network

Written by at September 28, 2012

WINDOW ROCK, ARIZONA Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly today announced a 43 million financial assistance agreement for Navajo Gallup Water Supply Project

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