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Dental Care During Pregnancy is Safe and Important

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Patriot Nations Exhibit Honoring Native American Armed Forces Opening at Fort Snelling

The national landmark Historic Fort Snelling in Minnesota, which was built in the 1820’s and now serves to teach the military histories of the Civil War, World Wars, the U.S. and Dakota War of 1862 and more—will host an new exhibit titled Patriot Nations which honors the military service of Native Americans. The exhibit will be on display Saturday, May 27 to Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, and will be presented in 18 full-color banners, including additional content developed by Minnesota Historical Society about the efforts of American Indian...


'Art is Medicine' For This Young Native Artist

Breanna Green was just 15 when she began pursuing art. Since then, her pieces have been featured throughout her hometown of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and the exhibitions have prompted praise all over Indian country. “She has an incredible ability to tell amazing stories through her paintings,” said Ojibwe rap artist and activist Mic Jordan.


This Native American Ethnobotanist Is Using Science To Restore A Lost Food Culture

Uproxx knows that science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines are driving the future of this planet forward. Every day, we see new ideas, fresh innovations, and bold trailblazers in these fields. Follow us this month as we highlight how STEM is shaping the culture of NOW. Tashia Hart grew up on the Red Lake Reservation of Northern Minnesota. Her childhood was spent exploring the wilds with her father and two brothers — fishing, hunting, and foraging for food. During these adventures, she developed a deep love for animals...


SIDS more common among Native Americans, blacks

Fewer babies are dying suddenly and inexplicably than 20 years ago, but American Indian, Alaska Native and African-American babies remain at greater risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) than babies from other ethnic groups, a new study shows. Researchers with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention pored over data on deaths attributed to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome between 1995 and 2013. They found that Native American and black infants are more than twice as likely to die of SIDS than white, Hispanic and Asian or Pacific...


'They're doing it right on the street': New gas-sniffing crisis grips Natuashish Innu

Fifteen years after the Innu of Davis Inlet were moved to a fresh start in nearby Natuashish, leaders are once again fighting to keep kids as young as 11 from sniffing gas. "They're doing it right on the street," said Simeon Tshakapesh, deputy grand chief of the Innu Nation in Labrador. He took a late-night walk three days after a fire May 8 at an abandoned house known for gas-sniffing injured two boys who, according to police, were 11 and 17.


Why are little kids killing themselves? Suicides blamed on bullying, social media, more

Some of the victims are in elementary school. An increasing number are young girls. All have chosen to end their lives as a youth suicide epidemic, fueled by adolescent angst and social media, grips communities nationwide.

 By Brandon Frye    Features    May 12, 2017

California-based Chickasaw jeweler to unveil new collection at Artesian Arts Festival

SULPHUR, Okla. -- Chickasaw jeweler Kristen Dorsey will unveil her new "Hatchet Women" collection Memorial Day weekend at the Artesian Arts Festival May 27. Dorsey will be available throughout the festival to discuss her work, which draws from her Chickasaw heritage, life experiences, and personal style. Her art encompasses all sorts of personal adornments--rings, necklaces, bracelets, pendants, earrings and gorgets. "I have always been drawn to the stories of heroines, women throughout history...

 By Lone Beasley    Features    May 12, 2017

Famed Locust Grove artist to showcase talents at Artesian Arts Festival

After 40 years of honing his talent, celebrated Cherokee ceramic artist Bill Glass Jr., has distilled the secret to his success down to its finest components. “Follow your heart; follow your medium and really explore it,” he says. Glass said creating art is not always a top-down enterprise. Often the medium can dictate its own creativity if the artist is paying close enough attention. “Listen to your medium. Get deep into your medium and try to let your medium push you into being creative too,” he said. His numerous awards and honors...


Harvard releases 1937 recording of young John F. Kennedy

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The voice of a young John F. Kennedy can be heard on what Harvard University believes is the earliest known recording of the late president. WBUR-FM reports ( ) that a 20-year-old Kennedy is speaking about then-President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's appointment of Hugo Black to the Supreme Court. Black was later revealed to have ties to the Ku Klux Klan.


'Old West' comes alive through lens of Chickasaw artist

ADA, Okla. – Paula Loftin is expanding her photography repertoire to include her Chickasaw and Choctaw heritage. Her desire is to have an image of a Native warrior on display May 27 at the Fourth Annual Artesian Arts Festival held in Sulphur. Titled "Out of the Shadows," a Native American – armed with a flintlock rifle and attired in full warrior regalia – emerges into the sunlight from a dark forest background. Crouched in a grassy meadow, his weapon at the ready, the brave scans his surr...


Minnesota ready for fishing as walleye season approaches

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota's all-important walleye season opens next weekend, and the Department of Natural Resources says 500,000 of the state's 1.4 million licensed anglers are expected to hit their favorite fishing holes on day one. Gov. Mark Dayton is hosting the 70th annual Minnesota Governor's Fishing Opener on the Mississippi River in the St. Cloud area. Here's a look at that and other issues for the upcoming season, which opens May 13:


New Compilation CD Release at Canyon Records: Best Round Dance Songs

Every so often an album comes out that is an instant “must-grab,” and Canyon Records’ Best Round Dance Songs, with internationally-known drum group artists such as seven-time Grammy nominee Northern Cree, Blackstone, Black Lodge, Cree Confederation and Pipestone, this compilation is this spring’s required listening. As well-known to many in Indian country, Northern Cree’s GRAMMY performance was huge part of 2017’s celebrations and their onstage performance went viral. Northern Cree performed at the 59th GRAMMY Awards Premiere...


Sandcastle in Minneapolis serves a burger alternative with a lakeside view

The burger: Looks aren’t everything, right? The American Indian Fry Bread at Sandcastle might not resemble a burger – think single-serving pizza-meets-open-face-Sloppy Joe ­– but it comes close to tasting like one. The seasonal restaurant just opened for its fifth season on the western shore of Lake Nokomis, and chef/co-owner Doug Flicker has featured this popular, sort-of burger item from the get-go.


The life expectancy of American Indians in Arizona is below average

The life expectancy of American Indians in Arizona is 60 years, that's 16 years less than national state average. According to Health Status Profile of American Indians, the state life expectancy is 76 years. The study wasn’t all bad news for the Grand Canyon state, it also showed lower rates of lung cancer, chronic lower respiratory diseases, cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer’s Disease when compared to the general population of Arizona.


Facebook ramps up its response to violent videos

NEW YORK — Facebook is stepping up its efforts to keep inappropriate and often violent material — including recent high-profile videos of murders and suicides, hate speech and extremist propaganda — off of its site. On Wednesday, the world's biggest social network said it plans to hire 3,000 more people to review videos and other posts after getting criticized for not responding quickly enough to murders shown on its service.


Study shows high levels of financial distress among Native Americans

The use of high-cost borrowing methods such as payday loans and a lack of retirement and college savings plans may be keeping many in Montana’s Native American population in an endless cycle of poverty. There are more than 62,000 Native Americans in Montana, making up 6.6 percent of the state’s population, and a new national study has found that they are more likely to have high levels of financial distress compared to other demographic groups.


Dancing is 'in the blood'

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — As soon as the music started playing, 17-year-old Tristan Joe said his mind went blank and he began dancing in front of thousands of people in Tingley Coliseum. “I don’t think about anything,” said Joe, a student at Navajo Prep in Farmington. “All my emotions go away. I just focus on the song, and that’s what carries me.”


Raven Swamp Crowned 2017 Miss Indian World At Gathering of Nations

Quebec and member of the Mohawk tribe was crowned the 2017 Miss Indian World at the 34th Annual Gathering of Nations, the most prominent Native American powwow in the world. Swamp received the honor out of 23 Native American women representing their different tribes and traditions who competed in the areas of tribal knowledge, dancing ability, public speaking, and personality assessment. “Miss Indian World is one of the most prestigious honors in the Native American and indigenous world and the winner will serve as a role model for all...


Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Announces 2017 Mentor Artist Fellowship Awards

For six years, the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NARF) has awarded National Artist Fellowships to Native artisans in a number of disciplines, traditional and contemporary in communities all around Native America, including Alaska and Hawaii. Part of the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Fellowships has always had a community component and this year they have reached an important goal with a pilot project. On April 19, the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation announced their first Mentor Artist Fellowship Awards to 12 artists in three...


Go Native Women! All-Girl Navajo Band, Nizhoni Girls To Debut During Gathering of Nations

Rebecca Jones is a Dine’ powerhouse in the Albuquerque punk rock music scene. At just 29, Jones has already been in four bands and recorded a solo project. Her newest group, an all-girl band, Nizhoni Girls (beautiful girls in the Dine’ language), will debut Gathering of Nations weekend, April 28th at the Moonlight Lounge. “We’ve been practicing as much as we can.” Jones said to ICMN of the upcoming show.


NABG Arts Minnesota - The Nation's Report Card: Red Lake Middle School

NABG Arts Minnesota - The Nation's Report Card: Red Lake Middle School - VIDEO...


Counties Where the American Dream Is Dead

The expectation that children born in the United States will do better than their parents is the bedrock of the American dream. Rates of upward income mobility have fallen sharply in recent decades, however, and in some areas they are close to zero. According to recent research on intergenerational mobility, the percentage of children who grow up to earn more than their parents is down from approximately 90% of children born in 1940, to 50% of children born in the 1980s.


The deadliest sniper of WWI was Francis Pegahmagabow, an Ojibwa soldier

In the bloodshed and chaos that is the battlefields of the First World War, hundreds of thousands of young Canadian men sign up to fight for their country overseas — but there's one who sticks out from the crowd. His bravery and fearlessness are legendary. His fellow soldiers call him Peggy.


Off-duty cop who stopped terror attack in St. Cloud mall wins officer of the year

The off-duty police officer who stopped a knife-wielding attacker in a St. Cloud mall last September was named officer of the year by the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association. Jason Falconer, an officer in Avon, Minn., received the honor Monday in St. Cloud.


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