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The Irony of Opioids

In early September, Purdue Pharma tentatively settled lawsuits with thousands of municipal governments and almost two dozen states. Purdue, the plaintiffs argued, had deceptively marketed Oxycontin, an addictive opioid, fueling a nationwide epidemic of dependency and...

 

For 1st time in 4 years, US life expectancy rises - a little

NEW YORK - Life expectancy in the United States is up for the first time in four years. The increase is small - just a month - but marks at least a temporary halt to a downward trend. The rise is due to lower death rates for cancer and drug overdoses....

 

Redby Snow Tubing Trip at Buena Vista Ski Area - P3

Redby Snow Tubing Trip at Buena Vista Ski Area on Saturday, January 25, 2020...

 

Invasive species slow walleye growth, study says, meaning fewer survive winters

Young walleye growth rates decline by 12 to 14% in Minnesota lakes invaded by zebra mussels and spiny water fleas, researchers concluded in a study published recently. Led by University of Minnesota Assistant Prof. Gretchen Hansen, it becomes one of the few studies to...

 

Redby Snow Tubing Trip at Buena Vista Ski Area - P2

Redby Snow Tubing Trip at Buena Vista Ski Area on Saturday, January 25, 2020...

 

As Kansas City Chiefs prepare for Super Bowl, their name stirs up new controversy

A lot has changed since the Kansas City Chiefs last played in the Super Bowl 50 years ago, but one thing hasn't - their name. When the Chiefs played in Super Bowl IV in 1970, they played for the American Football League, before it merged with the NFL and became the...

 

Redby Snow Tubing Trip at Buena Vista Ski Area

Redby Snow Tubing Trip at Buena Vista Ski Area on Saturday, January 25, 2020...

 

Kobe Bryant, an icon to Indian Country

Hopi basketball coach JJ Jones and his Natives With Talent club basketball players are probably the only ones in Indian Country to have bragging rights against NBA Legend Kobe Bean Bryant on the basketball court. Bryant, a long-time player for the Los Angeles Lakers, died suddenly on Jan. 26 as a result of a...

 

What is Real ID? Who in Minnesota needs it and by when?

Joe Walter wanted to be ahead of the game. He knew that starting Oct. 1, 2020, he could not use his standard Minnesota driver's license to get on domestic flights or enter federal facilities. He needed a Real ID - a new type of identification available to Minnesotans...

 

Movement to highlight missing Native women expands to males

TUBA CITY, Ariz. - Margaret Bitsue's days are filled with prayer: that her son has a clear mind and that he remembers home, a traditional Navajo hogan at the end of a dirt road where a faded yellow ribbon hanging from the cedar trees points to her agony. Bitsue hasn't...

 

SACRED HEART UNIVERSITY TO BUILD PREMIER HOCKEY ARENA AT ITS FAIRFIELD CAMPUS

FAIRFIELD, Conn.- Sacred Heart University will build a nearly 4,000-capacity, $60 million hockey and skating arena on its West Campus in Fairfield, SHU President John J. Petillo announced today. "The facility will be home to our Division I men's and women's hockey progr...

 

Native Americans Were First Residents of US Capital Area

During his time as president of the United States, Gerald Ford decided to build an outdoor swimming pool at the White House. National Park Service workers examined the ground where the pool would be built. They found Native American artifacts, evidence of the people who lived in Washington, D.C. up to 1,000 years ago....

 

Red Lake Early Childhood Center Mazina'igan

Gwayakowaadiziwin ~ Honesty For the month of Manidoo-giizisoons (December), The Teaching that we focused on was Gwayakowaadiziwin - Honesty. The classroom that was nominated and selected to represent Gwayakowaadiziwin was Miss Rose's class. They have been doing an...

 

First Nations Announces the Inaugural Cohort for the Luce Indigenous Knowledge Fellowship

LONGMONT, Colo. – First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) and The Henry Luce Foundation (Luce) are pleased to announce the selection of ten fellows for the Luce Indigenous Knowledge Fellowship. The Luce Indigenous Knowledge Fellowship was created in 2019 to honor and support intellectual leaders in...

 

'National travesty': report shows one third of Canada's prisoners are Indigenous

More than 30% of inmates in Canadian prisons are Indigenous – even though aboriginal people make up just 5% of the country's population, according to new figures released by a federal watchdog. In a scathing report published on Tuesday, the correctional investigator...

 

U.S. drinking water widely contaminated with 'forever chemicals': environment watchdog

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The contamination of U.S. drinking water with man-made "forever chemicals" is far worse than previously estimated with some of the highest levels found in Miami, Philadelphia and New Orleans, said a report on Wednesday by an environmental watchdog group. The chemicals, resistant to breaking down...

 

The Other Message in Redbone's 'Come and Get Your Love'

Formed in 1969, Redbone was one of the first Native-American rock bands in the album era. A chunky tribal dance beat helped propel their single "Come and Get Your Love" to No. 5 on the Billboard pop chart in 1974. The song has been used often in films and covered numerous times, including a version by Real McCoy that...

 

Spotlight Continues Shining On Female Native American Artists

A strong argument could be made that "Hearts of Our People," the first major museum exhibition exploring the achievements of female Native American artists, was the most important, positively reviewed exhibit presented in the U.S. last year. Opening in Minneapolis,...

 

State Superintendent of Schools Thanks Tribes for Investing in Education

CATOOSA, Okla. – Oklahoma's State Superintendent of Public Instruction thanked tribes for their contributions to the state's educational goals recently. Joy Hofmeister spoke at a quarterly meeting of the Inter-Tribal Council of the Five Civilized Tribes Jan. 10 at...

 

The 2020 Census starts tomorrow. Will Native Americans be undercounted?

As the sun comes up at around 10 a.m. on Jan. 17, census workers will begin trekking through some of the most remote parts of the country to carry out a constitutional duty — a count of all people, citizens and noncitizens, living in the U.S. The 2020 census will begin early in Alaska, one of the few places where...

 

Supreme Court affirms Red Lake officer acted within authority

The state’s highest court has affirmed that Red Lake Tribal Police officers have the authority to arrest and expel those being unlawful within the reservation’s boundaries. In an opinion published today by the Minnesota Supreme Court, the decision affirmed that a Red Lake officer acted within his authority when he...

 

The Real Cost of Smoking by State

Smoking doesn’t just ruin your health. It can also burn a nasty hole through your wallet. Tobacco use accounts for nearly half a million deaths in the U.S. each year and is the leading cause of lung cancer, according to the American Lung Association. Even those around tobacco smokers aren’t safe from its harmful...

 

Minnesota lakes and streams need a low-salt diet

As the snow and ice arrive, so does the recurring battle to manage paved surfaces. Salt – used to de-ice our paved surfaces – is commonly over-applied. We scatter an estimated 445,000 tons of chloride-laden salt in Minnesota each year. More than 70 percent of that mixes with stormwater and ends up in our lakes,...

 

Another Great Day at the Boys and Girls Club - P2

Another Great Day at the Boys and Girls Club! Over 100 youth come through our doors today. We had over 60 kids show up for the first day of Little League Basketball evaluations. For Culture Tuesday's; Marcus Tyler held his weekly Ojibwe Language table and club staff,...

 

TSA apologizes to Native American traveler for offensive treatment at Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport

An official of the Transportation Security Administration apologized Tuesday to a Native American air traveler who says an agent treated her offensively at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Tara Houska has had past trouble with her braids setting off...

 

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