American Indians and Alaska Natives Tackle HIV Stigma, Talk Cure

Written by at March 27, 2017

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Esther Lucero, a nationally known health advocate for urban Indians, got her start as an HIV case manager in San Francisco in the late 1980s. That was when she became aware of Native Americans and Alaska Natives in the city who were struggling with HIV/AIDS.

Others dismissed their numbers as so small as to be insignificant. The word “insignificant” did not sit well with Lucero, who is part Navajo,

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Court Rejects Navajo Generating Station Cases

Written by at March 27, 2017

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A federal appeals court rejected two cases regarding Navajo Generating Station emissions standards and its projected 2019 closure.

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An Indian Child Welfare Act Disappointment: Lack of Support from Tribe

Written by at March 25, 2017

For Allen Kepa, the lack of support from his tribe in his Indian Child Welfare Act case could mean he will lose the fight for his daughter.

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IITC Urges US to Rescind Trump’s Recent Actions Due to Human Rights Issues

Written by at March 24, 2017

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The President’s recent actions deny Indigenous Peoples’ right to due process, violate federal law, and disregard international human rights norms.

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The Siege of Chaco Canyon

Written by at March 24, 2017

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Chaco Canyon, the haunting pinnacle of the ancient Anasazi civilization, beckons even as it is besieged by fracking operations.

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Indigenous Art Exhibit in D.C. – Decolonizing Alaska, Challenges Colonial Definitions

Written by at March 21, 2017

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Traveling to D.C.? A new Indigenous Art Exhibit, ‘Decolonizing Alaska’ questions colonial ideas of today’s modern indigenous people

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The Affordable Care Act Repeal: A Road Natives Shoud Not Be Forced to Go Down

Written by at March 20, 2017

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The health status of Native peoples has consistently lagged behind other U.S. populations, but the Affordable Care Act was improving the conditions.

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Cocopah’s Oldest Traditional Indian Woman Walks On

Written by at March 15, 2017

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The Cocopah Indian Tribe lost its oldest traditional Indian woman when Rose Wilson walked on February 25, 2017 at the age of 104.

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Native American Students Excel at College of the Redwoods

Written by at March 14, 2017

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The College of the Redwoods provides a local place in Humboldt County for Native American students, where one group of women is excelling at track and field. The post Native American Students Excel at College of the Redwoods appeared first on Indian Country Media Network.

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Cherokee Nation Book Honors Culture Keepers

Written by at March 11, 2017

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The Cherokee Nation honors its culture keepers with a richly illustrated coffee-table book that brings them right into one’s living room. The post Cherokee Nation Book Honors Culture Keepers appeared first on Indian Country Media Network.

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1782: Village of Moravian Delaware Indians Massacred

Written by at March 8, 2017

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In 1782, some 96 Moravian Delaware Indians were massacred in the village of Gnadenhutten, Ohio. A 35-foot monument stands at the Gnadenhutten Massacre Site. The post 1782: Village of Moravian Delaware Indians Massacred appeared first on Indian Country Media Network.

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Dear Gov. Hamilton, How Can You Publicly Endorse Indian Mascot?

Written by at March 4, 2017

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Governor Hamilton, your public endorsement of the Indian mascot for the El Reno Indian Spirit Charter leaves me with multiple questions. The post Dear Gov. Hamilton, How Can You Publicly Endorse Indian Mascot? appeared first on Indian Country Media Network.

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Cahokia, America’s Great City

Written by at February 22, 2017

Cahokia, America’s Great City

Were inhabitants of Cahokia trading with Toltec Mexico? What happened to the great city near present-day St. Louis?

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Navajo Official Worries Cuts Under Trump Will Hurt Tribal Schools

Written by at February 19, 2017

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Diné Superintendent Tommy Lewis fears for tribal schools and Indian country, which he says isn’t the place for school choice.

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Bringing STEM and Navajo Culture Together

Written by at February 18, 2017

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Science and technology don’t always mix well with culture, but an Arizona State University professor and the Navajo Nation are working to combine STEM and Navajo culture in tribal schools.

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Gold King Mine: Tribes Say Feds Withheld Aid

Written by at February 16, 2017

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In the wake of the August 2015 Gold King Mine spill, federal agencies passed the buck and did not provide aid to victims.

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In Defense of Chase Iron Eyes: Honorable and Just

Written by at February 15, 2017

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Ray Cook’s harsh words about Chase Iron Eyes for disagreeing with how Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is handling DAPL are unwarranted.

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Montana Wilson: First Native American Student to Win Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Written by at February 15, 2017

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Montana Wilson, a senior at Montana State University, is the first Native American student to win the prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship.

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Why Aren’t We Talking About Native American Students?

Written by at February 14, 2017

Native American students have been left out of recent conversations about education, and the challenges they face need to be addressed.

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Navajo Generating Station Fate in Doubt

Written by at February 13, 2017

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Owners of the coal-fired Navajo Generating Station are deciding whether to keep the plant open or shut it down, as natural gas prices fall.

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Why Should Parents Speak to Children in Their Native Language?

Written by at February 12, 2017

Parents should speak their Native language to their children says Ana Paula G. Mumy, a speech-language pathologist, citing the benefits to being bilingual.

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International Indian Treaty Council: Trump’s Executive Orders Violate Treaties

Written by at February 8, 2017

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The violation of treaties and human rights by President Trump’s Executive Orders must be met with vigor says the International Indian Treaty Council.

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Line Drawn: Tribal Colleges Stand With Standing Rock

Written by at February 5, 2017

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Many Native Nations, water protectors, and even instructors from tribal colleges and universities went to Standing Rock to oppose the Dakota Access Pipeline.

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Students Place Third in Walt Disney Design Competition

Written by at January 31, 2017

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Two Miami University students placed third in Walt Disney Imagineering’s 26th Imaginations Design Competition with their tribute to the Miami Tribe and culture of the Myaamiaki people.

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Standing Rock Chairman Archambault Sends Strong Letter to Trump

Written by at January 27, 2017

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Standing Rock Chairman Archambault II’s letter to President Donald Trump calls the lack of consultation on DAPL “utterly alarming.”

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