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Wokini: A New Beginning For Tribes; Opportunity For President Trump

Written by at June 24, 2017

President Trump has an opportunity to establish a new Indian policy based on jobs and economic development with the upcoming farm bill.

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Senate Proposes ‘Devastating’ Health Care Bill

Written by at June 24, 2017

Thirteen Republican senators introduced their proposed health care bill on June 22 that is potentially as destructive as the proposed House legislation.

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Native American Artist Represents Her Community Through Art

Written by at June 24, 2017

Native American Artist Represents Her Community Through Art

Native American artist Luanne Redeye paints who she knows in realistic spaces; she recently completed a residency at the School for Advanced Research.

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How did I Miss That? Paddling With Sharks – In the Ocean and DC

Written by at June 23, 2017

Paddleboarders recently found themselves surrounded by sharks, and calmly and safely followed directions without harm – no they weren’t in DC.

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Celebrate the Kanatsiohareke Mohawk Strawberry Festival and Pow Wow

Written by at June 23, 2017

The strawberry is sacred. Check it out at the Kanatsiohareke Mohawk Strawberry Festival

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How the Indian Child Welfare Act Preserves and Strengthens American Indian Families

Written by at June 22, 2017

The Indian Child Welfare Act wasn’t created to unfairly target mixed race Native children, it can help preserve and strengthen American Indian families.

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Praying for the Sacred and World Peace

Written by at June 21, 2017

It is more important than ever to pray for and protect the sacred that is Mother Earth, says Chief Arvol Looking Horse.

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Quapaw Tribe’s $1M Processing Plant Will Aid its Farm-to-Fork Goals and Economic Development

Written by at June 21, 2017

Quapaw members, traditionally agricultural people, are embracing a farm-to-fork lifestyle and economic development with their soon-to-open processing plant for bison and cattle meat.

Today, bison, goats and about 500 head of cattle roam 1,500 acres of the tribe’s Ottawa County plains in northeastern Oklahoma. Gardens and greenhouses grow fresh veggies and herbs, and some 50 beehives produce honey that the tribe hopes to develop for market. The tribe may add poultry to the mix,

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MSU Sending Tribal College Students on New PATHS to Food Sovereignty

Written by at June 21, 2017

MSU Sending Tribal College Students on New PATHS to Food Sovereignty

Several tribal college students will be spending their summer at Montana State University learning how to advance food sovereignty for tribes.

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Catastrophe in DC: Proposed Medicaid Cuts Would Severely Harm Native Health

Written by at June 20, 2017

Medicaid is in profound jeopardy. As Sen. Lisa Murkowski states we could “see health outcomes that would start going backwards.”

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Coming of Age in Akwesasne: The Beauty Is Under the Husk

Written by at June 20, 2017

Mohawk youth emerge from a four-year, rigorous Akwesasne coming-of-age process with a well-grounded sense of self, and an embrace of life.

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Smoke Houses, Farmers’ Markets and More: ‘Growing Food Sovereignty’ Report Reveals ‘Seeds of Native Health’ Impact

Written by at June 20, 2017

For the Kalispel Tribe of Indians, the nearest grocery store to its community is 20 miles away. “Even that store lacks fresh and healthy foods. This project has really started community conversations about food, especially the availability of healthy foods for our people,” said the Kalispel Tribe of Indians.

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community’s (SMSC) Seeds of Native Health campaign supports grassroots practitioners in Native communities that are working toward improving Native nutrition,

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Smokehouses, Farmers’ Markets and More: ‘Growing Food Sovereignty’ Report Reveals ‘Seeds of Native Health’ Impact

Written by at June 20, 2017

For the Kalispel Tribe of Indians, the nearest grocery store to its community is 20 miles away. “Even that store lacks fresh and healthy foods. This project has really started community conversations about food, especially the availability of healthy foods for our people,” said the Kalispel Tribe of Indians.

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community’s (SMSC) Seeds of Native Health campaign supports grassroots practitioners in Native communities that are working toward improving Native nutrition,

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Witness list for hearing on bill to reform the Indian Health Service

Written by at June 20, 2017

The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs is meeting on Wednesday to take testimony on a bill to reform the Indian Health Service.

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Supreme Court: Yes, You Can Trademark Disparaging Racial Slurs Like R-Word

Written by at June 19, 2017

Native Twitter was ablaze with frustration June 19 following the release of the Supreme Court’s decision that a federal law prohibiting the trademark of disparaging racial slurs is unconstitutional.

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The Secret Republican Health Care Plan: Cutting Taxes and Destroying Medicaid

Written by at June 19, 2017

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said it was important to vote on a Senate health care bill before the July 4th holiday recess.

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Native American Fitness: Mind-Body-Spirit

Written by at June 19, 2017

Native American Fitness: Mind-Body-Spirit

Native American health has declined for many reasons over the years, but the Jim Thorpe All Indian Games provide a glimpse of true Native fitness.

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Unwind in Tucson: Hiapsi Spa at Casino Del Sol Blooms in the Desert

Written by at June 19, 2017

The Hiapsi Spa at Casino Del Sol in Tucson, Arizona offers a number of spa treatments, many featuring Native American healing herbs, and traditional healers.

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Mark Trahant: Republicans write health reform bill behind closed doors

Written by at June 19, 2017

The Republican health reform bill will destroy the economy, independent journalist Mark Trahant writes.

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Words, Reality, and the American Empire in the Age of Trump

Written by at June 18, 2017

Donald Trump and his not so new dysfunctional American Empire could lead us to the recognition of traditional teachings before its over.

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Indian Will and Estate Planning on the Agenda for Tribal Attorneys

Written by at June 18, 2017

SIRE will host an Indian Will Drafting CLE to help educate Natives on the process of estate planning and to help build trust in Indian wills.

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The Week That Was: The Big Stories in Indian Country, June 18, 2017

Written by at June 18, 2017

Chokecherry medicine, a tragic death in police custody, and Pocahontas in the Senate in Indian country during the Week That Was, June 18, 2017.

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10-Course Vegan Tasting Menu Incorporates Yaqui Values

Written by at June 18, 2017

Chef Xander Cameron offers up gourmet vegan fare with a focus on Yaqui values at Ume, one of the many restaurants at Casino Del Sol in Tucson, Arizona.

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Father and Former Pojoaque Governor George Rivera Creates Beautiful Art To Grieve His Son

Written by at June 18, 2017

A Father’s Day story: Through the pain of loss, former Governor George Rivera creates beautiful art monuments as a loving tribute to his son.

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Coaching to Build Confident Parents, Health, Successful Families

Written by at June 17, 2017

For many new parents, especially new mothers, being understood, listened to and respected is important and can set the stage for a trusting relationship.

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