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Dynamic Women of the Chickasaw Nation Conference will provide live webcast

THACKERVILLE, Oka. – The Chickasaw Nation will host the 2018 Dynamic Women of the Chickasaw Nation Conference, April 19-20 at the WinStar Convention Center. The conference will be live streamed at www.chickasaw.net/DynamicWomen. The conference salutes the valuable...

 

76-year-old Sioux man to run Boston Marathon

Taking a break from crossing America on foot, runner no. 26,737 is scheduled to step to the Boston Marathon starting line Monday for another journey of the soul. Before departing, he hopes to make a small tobacco offering to the ancestors and the spirits. He plans to tuck sage under each heel for good luck and will...

 

Community Spotlight: Red Lake Starts Phase One Of Solar Energy Plan

"I'm glad these projects are becoming a reality. It's a long time coming," says Red Lake Tribal Chairman Darrell G. Seki, Sr. Red Lake is going solar! The project kicked off with 250 solar panels being lifted to the roof of the government building. It's the first step...

 

New Mexico's Bosque Redondo Memorial Commemorates 150th Anniversary of the Treaty of Bosque Redondo & Formation of the Navajo Nation

March 23, 2018 (Fort Sumner, New Mexico) – This summer marks the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Bosque Redondo between the United States Government and the Navajo Nation. This anniversary will be commemorated through a series of events at the Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner Historic Site in...

 

Handling eggs and other foods safely will help keep you feeling great during Easter and Passover

Seeing your first robin may be the sign of warm things to come, but once Easter and Passover have arrived, you know that Spring is here! Interestingly, both Easter and Passover include the wondrous egg, as a springtime symbol of new life, in their festivities. We all know the Bunny brings Easter eggs, but what many...

 

'We want our voices to be heard': March for Our Lives protesters in their own words

Marchers descended on Washington DC from around the US to call for gun reform in the March for Our Lives demonstrations. Lois Beckett spoke to some of those taking part. “We haven’t forgotten what happened in Sandy Hook and Columbine and Virginia Tech. Those things happened a long time ago, and people tried...

 

Veterans With PTSD Find Relief in Native American Rituals

WASHINGTON — “I wasn’t the kind of guy you’d want to meet in a dark alley.” That’s how U.S. Army veteran Michael Carroll, 39, from Spokane, Wash., described himself after coming home in 2004 after serving 18 months in Iraq. https://www.voanews.com/a/veterans-with-ptsd-find-relief-in-nati...

 

MNHS Reaches Milestone with 1 Million Volunteer Hours Donated

This month MNHS marked a significant milestone with volunteers and interns donating 1 million hours of service. Since 1992, staff has tracked the contributions of people who have dedicated their time and talents to MNHS and Minnesota communities statewide. “We are proud of the successes and accomplishments our...

 

Ojibwe artist depicts folklore through artwork in 'Colors of My Inner Voice' exhibit at Anoka-Ramsey

Shining light on the history and culture of the Anishinaabe and Ojibwe people, the artwork of Gordon Coons is featured in an exhibit entitled “Colors of My Inner Voice,” now on display in the Great River Gallery at Anoka-Ramsey Community College. The “Colors of My Inner Voice” exhibit will be on display...

 

Overdose Deaths In Native American Communities Skyrocket

Native Americans and Alaska Natives saw a fivefold increase in overdose deaths between 1999 and 2015, according to recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The increase in that period was higher for Native Americans than any other group, jumping to roughly 22 deaths for every 100,000 people in...

 

Tuesday is free cone day at Dairy Queen

Mark the beginning of spring with a free ice cream cone from Dairy Queen. The soft-serve ice cream giant has said it will offer free cones Tuesday. One small vanilla soft-serve cone per person is on the house, but the restaurant is asking people to consider a donation to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in...

 

Bemidji Pioneer: From Red Lake to D.C.: Students perform at John F. Kennedy Center in Washington

WASHINGTON, D.C.—A pair of Red Lake Middle School students showcased their dance and drum skills in Washington, D.C., last weekend. Seventh-graders Amaya Pemberton and Rhozaria McClain performed with students from two other Minnesota elementary schools and a trio of professionals at a national talent show for...

 

"Ganawenjigeng Miinawaa Naadamaageng" – To Protect And Serve

“Ganawnjigeng miinawaa Naadamaageng” – translated from the Ojibwe language, those words mean “to protect and serve,” and never have words meant so much. Those words are now proudly displayed on all marked police vehicles in Bemidji and while it is a simple gesture, the department hopes it will have a lasting...

 

Photo exhibit of American Indian activism opens in Minneapolis

A photo exhibit highlighting recent American Indian activism has opened at the American Indian Movement Interpretive Center, 1113 E. Franklin Av. in Minneapolis. Included are photographs of the Dakota Access pipeline protests at North Dakota's Standing Rock Indian Reservation, the Justice for Jason Walk to protest...

 

School Safety: MN has 4th worst student/counselor ratio

As dialogue, debate and legislation focuses on improving school safety, counselors in Minnesota say they want to be part of the discussion after years of lagging behind the rest of the country. "Really, the majority of my training in graduate school was in the mental health field," said Katherine Vasil, a middle...

 

Native Sun News Today: Standing Rock youth are a big hit in D.C.

WASHINGTON - In the beginning of 2016, thousands of people from all over the world stormed the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota to participate in protests against the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline. Many people on the reservation feared that the pipeline and its intended crossing of the Missouri River posed...

 

Bemidji Pioneer: 'A different world': Actress, environmental activist Tantoo Cardinal talks tar sands in Red Lake

BEMIDJI -- Before Tantoo Cardinal left her childhood home near Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada, to attend high school, she spent her time taking in the nature around her. “I could walk in the bush behind my grandmother and know that there's a whole world out there that's connected to sound and the wind and...

 

Chickasaw Cultural Center Hosts Three Sisters Celebration March 19-25

SULPHUR, Okla. – Celebrate the return of spring at the Chickasaw Cultural Center's annual Three Sisters Celebration, March 19-25. The Three Sisters festival features a variety of outdoor activities and games which embrace the rebirth and rejuvenation of spring, with...

 

Indigenous mom of 2 says racist taunts aimed at her family during kids' 1st trip to Winnipeg

An Indigenous mother who brought her family to Winnipeg for the first time says she now has to have a difficult conversation with her kids after they were mocked, repeatedly taunted and had spitballs thrown at them during an ice show on Saturday. "I'm going to have to explain to them like there are some people out...

 

Sew & Tell, March 3, 2017

Several attended the Fiber Festival and took the class that was offered. Here are the table runners created from that class. The quilt pattern is called Intertwined by Marilyn Foreman. From left to right: Ireta Larson, Jane Smith (quilted by Allison Leas,) Phyllis...

 

Butterfly day activities March 14 at Chickasaw Cultural Center

SULPHUR, Okla. – The Chickasaw Nation will celebrate "National Learn About Butterflies Day" March 14 at the Chickasaw Cultural Center (CCC). It is a day to be entertained and learn about butterflies and their unique importance in the ecosystem. The day will feature...

 

Chickasaw teen conquers obstacles to win ECU Tiger Tank

STRATFORD, Okla. – Cody Greenwood's most cherished memories are of a not-that-long-ago childhood. In his mind's eye appears a vision of the family sofa piled deep with sisters, cousins and friends waging video game combat. His favorite game was "Crash Bash." Up to...

 

Meeting The Needs Of Aging Native Americans

Editor’s Note: This blog post was supported by a yearlong Reporting Fellowship on Health Care Performance sponsored by the Association of Health Care Journalists and supported by the Commonwealth Fund. Additional pieces in the series were published in Health Affairs in April 2017, August 2017, and January 2018....

 

Pilots soar into history as Manitoba's 1st female Indigenous medevac team

They're named after birds, so maybe it's no surprise that Raven Beardy and Robyn Shlachetka fly for a living, but they've reached heights neither expected. The two women pilots made Manitoba history this week when they became the province's first female Indigenous medevac team. http://www.cbc.ca/new...

 

New report shows lack of progress for women of color in the media

WASHINGTON — Fifty years after the Kerner Commission criticized the news media for not sufficiently covering race issues, a new special report shows that women of color continue to be underrepresented in U.S. newsrooms and face multiple challenges in achieving equality in hiring and promotions. The Women’s Media...

 

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