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11 Plants Native Americans Used To Cure EVERYTHING (From Joint Pain to Cancer)

The Cherokee Nation is a Native American tribe that hails from Oklahoma and surrounding American states. Cherokees believe that they were given herbs and plants by their Creator, gifts which allowed them to treat and cure illnesses and ailments (1). These plants were plants for healing various illnesses and so the...

 

Pojoaque kids get new after-school home

A surprise decision by Pojoaque Pueblo earlier this year to serve only tribal youth at its Boys & Girls Club left dozens of non-Native American parents in the Pojoaque Valley in a panic, wondering where they would send their children after school or on weekdays in the summer. “It was kind of a shock to me when I saw...

 

Eating too much sugar can hurt your health, and for some it's actually addictive

Who hasn’t been in a relationship we know is bad for us, but one we just can’t quit? For many people, it’s like that with sugar. Breaking up is hard to do. https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/eating-too-much-sugar-can-hurt-your-health-and-for-some-its-actually-addictive/2017...

 

For the First Time, A Native American Woman Scholar's Portrait Hangs At Oxford

In 2016 the University of Oxford commissioned a portrait of Kelsey Leonard, the first Native American woman to earn a degree from the institution. The portrait was unveiled in the exhibition 'The full picture: Oxford in portraits', which runs through January 7, 2018. After the exhibition the portrait will be moved to...

 

Trump's FCC Nukes Network Neutrality: What Happens Now?

The FCC’s radical and foolish action today to reverse network neutrality protections means that we have lost an important battle in the war for an open internet. But that war is far from over. Today’s FCC vote means that we will start to see the telecommunications companies intruding more on how we use the...

 

KBIC veterans receive vehicle

BARAGA, Mich. (WLUC) - The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community veterans receive a new vehicle through Wounded Warriors Family Support and Copper Country Ford. "Well, it is a brand new Explorer and we are really glad to help. We've been supporters of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community for years and when they tie it in with...

 

National helpline provides support to Native survivors of domestic violence

AUSTIN, Texas – In its first eight months of operations, the StrongHearts Native Helpline (1-844-7NATIVE) has taken calls from Native Americans affected by domestic violence representing 53 tribal nations across 38 states, demonstrating the widespread need for culturally-rooted resources to support tribal...

 

Study names MN 'best-run state' due to low unemployment, low poverty, other factors

A new study released this week by USA Today named Minnesota as the best-run state in the nation. All 50 states were ranked by “economic indicators, budget allocations, and balance sheets, in addition to a range of social measures to rank how well each state is run,” according to the article. htt...

 

The Deadly Racism of Thunder Bay

If things had gone differently this summer, you might be reading an article by Marlan Chookomolin right now. The twenty-five-year-old First Nations man from Thunder Bay, Ontario was due to begin his studies in communications at the local Confederation College in September. Ron Chookomolin, Marlan’s father, describes...

 

Osage Nation Rolls Out eWIC to Replace Paper Vouchers

PAWHUSKA, OKLAHOMA — Osage Nation Women, Infants and Children (WIC), a maternal and child health nutrition program, is now offering its families a new way to shop for WIC food benefits using an EBT (electronic benefit transfer) card. After a quick set-up, new and current recipients can begin using their cards...

 

Embodying engagement and leadership

U of M graduate student Alan Roy already has about five resumes' worth of accomplishments. And to think ... he's just getting started. Meanwhile, the honors keep coming. This spring Roy was awarded the 2017 Mary A. McEvoy Award for Public Engagement and Leadership-open...

 

Bemidji Pioneer: Duluth residents criticize 'racist' T-shirts in Canal Park shop

As an American Indian, Donna Blue Bird said she has had to deal with racism all her life, but it's not often as blatant as the kind the Duluth woman came across in Canal Park. Hanging on a clothing rack at the Canal Park retail store I Love Duluth, Blue Bird, 51, found two T-shirts. One of them said, "My Indian name...

 

One NC Native American tribe, two young women. One murdered, one a 'Voice' star Read more here: http://www.heraldsun.com/news/local/counties/durham-county/article188032034.html#storylink=cpy

HOLLISTER - Brooke Simpson and Faith Hedgepeth were second-cousins, Native Americans with ancestral roots extending deep into the red clays of eastern North Carolina bordering the Virginia line. As girls, they both called small-town Hollister home. Read more here: http://www.heraldsun.com/news/local...

 

Meet your Army: Native American Maj. Tom Church serves his country

FORT HOOD, Texas—The Army is a melting pot of diversity with people from all walks of life, uniting under one flag, to serve, protect, and defend the United States of America. The Army understands and it embraces such diversity by observing these different cultures throughout the year. During the month of November,...

 

Fon du Lac Band Closes Out Native American Heritage Month

CLOQUET, Minn. – Nov. is Native American Heritage Month and although the month is coming to a close the festivities don’t end yet. A closing ceremony at Black Bear Resort capped off the month. It featured a pipe ceremony, drum songs and a performance by royalty dancers. The young dancers are looked at as the...

 

The reason Army helicopters are named after native tribes will make you smile

The Army’s helicopters have a number of names you recognize immediately: Apache, Black Hawk, Kiowa, Lakota, Comanche. They are also known as the names of Native American tribes. This is not a coincidence. According to GlobalSecurity.org, this was originally due to Army Regulation 70-28, which has since been...

 

Senate approves expanding AMBER Alert system to Native American reservations

(HELENA) On Thursday night, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a bill to expand the AMBER Alert warning system on Native American reservations. The bill will now be considered by the U.S. House of Representatives. http://www.kbzk.com/story/36976301/senate-approves-expanding-amber-alert-system-to-nat...

 

Hmong woman appointed judge in Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota woman has become the state's first judge of Hmong descent. Gov. Mark Dayton named attorney Sophia Vuelo to the Ramsey County District Court bench on Thursday, Minnesota Public Radio reported . The position was open because the previous judge retired. http://www.m...

 

Golden Apple: Cass Lake-Bena Students Explore With New 3D Technology

Cass Lake-Bena High School has some cool new technology that’s making science and math lessons easier for students to understand. The school started using this new 3D technology this year and with it, the possibilities are endless. “This is technology that’s being used in medical schools and we are the first...

 

University of Minnesota and Shakopee Tribe Announce 2017-2018 Scholarship Recipients

Prior Lake, Minn. – The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) and the University of Minnesota today announced the newest class of scholarship recipients for the SMSC Endowed Scholarship program. They include 19 Native American students from 10 different tribes. The new scholars represent: • Fourteen...

 

Urban American-Indian, Alaskan natives may have lower survival following invasive cancer

Bottom Line: Compared with the non-Hispanic white (NHW) population, the urban American-Indian and Alaskan Native (AIAN) community was more likely to have lower survival rates following invasive prostate and breast cancer. Journal in Which the Study was Published: Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association...

 

Arizona's most iconic sandwich is actually a fry bread taco, website says

Odd though it may be, it should still come as no surprise that one website says Arizona's most iconic sandwich is actually a taco. But not just any taco: The deliciously unique Indian fry bread taco. http://azdailysun.com/news/local/arizona-s-most-iconic-sandwich-is-actually-a-fry-bread/article_7743...

 

How a Murder in the Grand Canyon Changed Three Lives

“Is this a crisis?” The woman at the reception desk of the Guidance Center in Flagstaff, Arizona, needed to know. “Yes!” my friend Mary responded for me as she pushed paperwork my way. I could not read because my vision was blurry with tears and my hands were trembling so violently I struggled to hold a pen....

 

Here's How The Red Lake Indian Reservation Dines Off The Land

"In the US, Native communities are too often overlooked or thought of as relics, or even not existing. They're still here, in all of their complexity and copiousness." On the Red Lake Indian Reservation in northwestern Minnesota, the Ojibwe people are working to reclaim...

 

Here's How The Red Lake Indian Reservation Dines Off The Land - P2

"In the US, Native communities are too often overlooked or thought of as relics, or even not existing. They're still here, in all of their complexity and copiousness." On the Red Lake Indian Reservation in northwestern Minnesota, the Ojibwe people are working to reclaim...

 

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