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23 Minnesota Cities Recognized as Telecommuter-Friendly Communities

St. Paul – Today, Governor Tim Walz issued a proclamation congratulating 23 cities, townships and counties across Minnesota as telecommuter-friendly communities and declared August 7, 2020 as Telecommuter Forward! Day in the State of Minnesota. The communities commit to coordinating and partnering with broadband providers, realtors, economic development professionals,...

 

Operation Lady Justice Task Force Opens Cold Case Office in Billings, Montana

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Tara Katuk Sweeney announced today the opening of the third of seven offices established under the Operation Lady Justice Task Force to investigate cold cases involving missing and murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives. Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump joined Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt...

 

Red Lake School District's Mary Jo Lange Named 2020-2021 President of Minnesota School Nutrition Association

RED LAKE, Minn. (August 4, 2020) – Minnesota School Nutrition Association (MSNA) has installed Red Lake School District Food Service Coordinator Mary Jo Lange as its president for the upcoming 2020-21 school year. MSNA is celebrating their new 2020-21 slate of state leaders virtually this year due to a canceled Annual...

 

Working together to ensure Veteran food security

A Veteran named “Shannon” spoke recently about the the difficulties she encounters at her local corner store. She doesn’t have transportation to get to a grocery store or produce market. She’s in her late 20s and also has diabetes. “I can get banana flavored-pudding, but I can’t get bananas,” she said. Shannon has been hospitalized five times in past three...

 

School Districts' Reopening Plans: A Snapshot

The nation’s education leaders are making high-stakes decisions about how to reopen schools this fall as the coronavirus pandemic rages on—many of them under tremendous, competing pressures. Education Week is tracking and sharing reopening plans of a sample of school districts across the country. As of July 29, 11 of the 15 largest school districts are choosing remote...

 

Keep moving, keep safe

Exercise is vital for physical, mental and emotional health, especially when paired with a big dose of fresh air. Now that COVID-19 stay-at-home guidelines are being relaxed gradually, it's a great time to get outside and get active. It's also more important than ever to stay safe and injury-free. Stick to COVID-19 guidelines...

 

National Museum of the American Indian To Host Virtual Ceremony To Mark Completion of the National Native American Veterans Memorial

The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian will host a virtual event Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, to mark the completion of the National Native American Veterans Memorial. The event will also acknowledge the service and sacrifice on Native veterans and their families. More information about the virtual event is...

 

Lokosh carvings featured in SWAIA online market

ADA, Okla. – Lokosh's (Joshua D. Hinson) menagerie of hand-carved decoys caught the eye of one of the most exclusive First American art shows in the United States. An invitation to take part in August's Southwest Association Indian Arts Market (SWAIA) in Santa Fe, New Mexico, was a first for the duck hunter and acclaimed...

 

Why 'Come and Get Your Love' now? After 46 years 'the time has come'

As an enduring pop hit, Redbone's "Come and Get Your Love" has had millions of plays on air and on YouTube with the pioneering rock band's visually powerful performance on TV's "The Midnight Special" in 1974, when the song was released. That clip begins with a powwow dancer performing in front of the band, introducing millions...

 

Why COVID-19 is killing U.S. diabetes patients at alarming rates

(Reuters) - Devon Brumfield could hear her father gasping for breath on the phone. Darrell Cager Sr., 64, had diabetes. So his youngest daughter urged him to seek care. The next day, he collapsed and died in his New Orleans home. The daughter soon learned the cause: acute respiratory distress from COVID-19. His death...

 

Thousands of Navajo Nation Homes Without Plumbing Amid Virus

CHURCH ROCK, N.M. (AP) — Seventy- six-year-old Louise Johnson made a plea for help in her cellphone voicemail message. “My name is Louise Johnson. I live in the Superman Canyon (area). I need food and woods.” Earlier this year, when the pandemic hit the Navajo Nation, she found herself unable to leave her home to go to town for groceries and other essentials for fear of...

 

Cheryl Crazy Bull, President of American Indian College Fund, Receives Legacy Award from Working Mother Media

Denver, Colo.-July 30, 2020– Working Mother Media presented Cheryl Crazy Bull, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund President, with its Legacy Award on Wednesday, July 22, during its Multicultural Women's Conference, which was hosted virtually due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Working Mother Media established the...

 

Dozens of Mohawk women turn to social media to open up about sexual assault

When Victoria Ransom took to social media earlier this week to share her experience with sexual assault, her intention was to encourage those in Akwesasne who have publicly accused someone to seek healing support. The 30-year-old woman from the Mohawk community that straddles the Ontario, Quebec, and New York state borders was sexually assaulted in Grade 11 at a prom party,...

 

How a Pharma Giant Flooded the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation With Opioids

It was easy for Jana Wolf Necklace to get painkillers on the Standing Rock Sioux reservation. She developed an opioid addiction while working at her dad’s bar in Fort Yates, the main town on the North Dakota side of the tribe’s land. Eventually, she started trading alcohol to customers for pills they obtained from the reservation’s federally-run Indian Health Services...

 

Minnesota's 'rogue grandparents' are defying CDC recommendations to see their grandkids

Epidemiologist Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, is sought out by journalists, scientists and policymakers who consider him one of the world's most insightful experts on COVID-19. But for five Twin Cities kids, he's just Grandpa. Summers have...

 

Minnesota's state watchdog agency dings utilities commission on dealings with public

The state's internal watchdog ripped the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) for at times being inconsistent and opaque in dealings with the public, particularly on a controversial new $2.6 billion oil pipeline proposed by Enbridge. The Office of the Legislative Auditor issued a report Monday on the PUC's process for public...

 

Alcoholism & Domestic Abuse Are Two Issues That Often Go Hand In Hand

It's a story many will unfortunately recognize. It's told in many sad and angry country songs and depicted in many films. First anger, resentment and verbal abuse set the simmering tone for an unhealthy relationship. Then, alcohol is poured on the flames causing tempers to flare and self control to disappear. Drunk partners...

 

Despite Trump threat, growing number of school districts move to virtual learning to start academic year

Washington — As the start of the next academic year draws closer and the coronavirus crisis continues to worsen across the country, a growing number of school districts are opting to keep students out of the classroom and making the switch to virtual learning for the fall semester. The Trump administration is pressuring school systems to open for classroom learning five days...

 

Domestic and Dating Violence: Fact or Fiction?

There are a lot of commonly held beliefs about domestic violence that can harm victims and keep people from seeking help. StrongHearts Native Helpline unravels some of the myths surrounding domestic violence and sheds light into the darkness of intimate partner violence (IPV). Domestic Violence is a private family matter -...

 

Chickasaw artist revives ancient art form

For nearly four years, Pamela Kennedy of Yukon, Oklahoma, has been helping to revive an ancient art form; she works with fused glass. Enjoying the versatility and practicality of this medium, Kennedy is one of the growing number of artist who is rekindling this traditional craft. Fused glass is the process of joining two or more...

 

American Indian And Alaska Native Children More Likely To Live In Grandfamilies And Face Heightened Challenges With Limited Supports

WASHINGTON, July 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Compared to all other racial or ethnic groups in the United States, American Indian and Alaska Native children are more likely to live in grandfamilies (aka grandparents and other relatives raising grandchildren, kinship care). These children are dramatically overrepresented both in kinship foster care and in grandfamilies who live...

 

Chairman Darrell G Seki, Sr on How the Red Lake Nation is Fighting Covid-19

The Red Lake Nation has exercised its soverignty in adopting a number of policies to protect its members from Covid-19. Chairman Darrell G. Seki, Sr. spoke with KAXE/KBXE's Haidi Holtan and John Bauer about specific steps he and the tribal council have taken in the effort to keep Red Lake members safe. In this interview (below)...

 

How Socially Distanced Powwows are Keeping the People Dancing

WINNIPEG, Manitoba-Donning her regalia for the first time since January, Pearl Henry (Ojibwe) prepared to participate virtually in the Manito Ahbee Pow Wow's northern women's traditional dance special. "I was excited as I did my hair to get ready," Henry said. "I seriously felt like I was hurrying to get ready for grand entry....

 

Supreme Law of the Land: Bob Shimek discusses the Old Crossing Treaty of 1863

There were three different types of treaties that were negotiated here in the U.S. There were peace treaties ...there were a land cession treaties...and there were treaties that created reservations... it says in the Constitution of the United States that treaties are "the supreme law of the land"...Without these land cession...

 

Mary Trump book already nearing 1 million sales

NEW YORK - Mary L. Trump's scathing memoir about her uncle, President Donald Trump, is nearly a million seller on preorders alone. Simon & Schuster announced Thursday that Mary Trump's "Too Much and Never Enough" had sold a company record 950,000 copies in combined print, digital and audio editions as of its date of sale,...

 

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