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Everyday Native Celebrates First Year with Groundbreaking New Video

Walnut Creek, Calif. (July 16, 2019) – Everyday Native, a free online teacher's resource, celebrates its first year of bringing Native youth voices to 4th to 12th graders with a powerful new video called "Patricia's Story." It features Salish Indian Patricia, who at...

 

Rear Adm. Kevin Meeks retires from U.S. Public Health Service

OKLAHOMA CITY – Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby praised Rear Adm. Kevin Meeks, Chickasaw, for 32 years of service to Native Americans through the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) Commissioned Corps, which administers Indian Health Service. Meeks formally...

 

Hy-Vee and Variety – the Children's Charity Fundraise to Give Bikes to Children in Need

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (July 16, 2019) - Hy-Vee, Inc., in partnership with Variety – the Children's Charity, a national charitable organization that improves the lives of children in need, announced today that its Petals for Pedals fundraising event will take place...

 

Gamers vs Presidents: 20 Countries Where Gamers Earn More than the President

Your Dad told you that you were wasting your time playing video games. Your Mom had high hopes for you and becoming a professional gamer wasn’t one of them. “There’s no future in it,” they said. “How will playing video games pay the bills?” They questioned. https://techguided.com/gamers-...

 

NASA lunar samples on view July 16 –28 at Bell Museum

What: In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 crew launch on July 16, the Bell Museum will begin public viewings of genuine lunar rock and soil samples on loan from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. The samples will be on view during select times July...

 

How Young Native Americans Are Using The Census To Make Their Communities Heard

For Austin Weahkee, a member of the Cochiti and Zuni tribes and Navajo Nation, his activism began "basically from the day I was born." When he was a child, his family was part of a campaign to prevent the construction of a road through Petroglyph National Monument, a...

 

Sturgeon, America's forgotten dinosaurs, slowly coming back

CHARLES CITY, Va. - Sturgeon were America's vanishing dinosaurs, armor-plated beasts that crowded the nation's rivers until mankind's craving for caviar pushed them to the edge of extinction. More than a century later, some populations of the massive bottom feeding...

 

Two generations and counting

The Chickasaw Nation Head Start program turns 40 this year, and Hazel Wallace has been involved since its inception. From having her children in the inaugural class and volunteering her time as a parent-teacher, to assisting parents with resources they may need,...

 

Native American Artists-in-Residence to Focus on Dakota Arts and Games and Ojibwe Woodcarving

The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) announced today two recipients for the 2019 Native American Artist-in-Residence program. This is the fifth year of the program which is designed to help revitalize traditional forms of Native American art. Each artist will serve...

 

Finding a Native American dentist is rare; UB dental program aims to change that

Nearly 10,500 students applied to attend dental school in the U.S. this fall. Just 16 of those students are Native American, according to the American Dental Education Association. The Native American pre-dental student gateway program, an initiative between the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine and...

 

How a Unique Forest Ranger Dealt with 2,000 Nudist Hippies in Wyoming

The signature moment in the career of Forest Ranger Hiram “Doc” Smith involved 2,000 nudist hippies who invaded Wyoming back in 1973. Smith was the most effective District Ranger that I ever dealt with and how he handled this event so eloquently displayed his vast skills. https://www.sheridanmed...

 

U.S. farmers stalk fraudulent imports to save their markets

The massive freighter left a port on the coast of Turkey in April, bound for the United States with a cargo of grain for farmers to feed to organic livestock. From a desk at his farm in rural Wisconsin, John Bobbe was suspicious. http://www.startribu...

 

Celebrity Sherri Shepherd and HealthyWage Partner to Pay $10,000 Cash to Dieters Realizing Personal Weight Loss Goal

'Sherri Shepherd's HealthyWager' initiative to leverage the power and efficacy of financial incentives and expert-caliber support to spur extraordinary success among those dieting-for-dollars through the program New York, NY, July 8, 2019 - HealthyWage-the world's...

 

Ex-police officer's sex abuse sentence draws end to 40-year tragic crime saga

A crime saga that goes back almost 40 years, involving a Woodstock homicide and a sex crime on a northwestern Ontario reserve, has ended for a London woman who lost both her childhood innocence and, later, the son she bore because of the attack. Eli Mandamin, a former...

 

Bridging delivers more furniture to the Red Lake Indian Reservation

On Friday afternoon George Head and a group of guys, some volunteers, unloaded a semi truck of furniture at the old Redby Center. Mostly dressers, these items will go to families in need within the next week or two. The items come from an organization called Bridging...

 

NAJA announces recipients of 2019 free press, investigative awards

Canadian journalists receive top honor for upholding highest ethics The Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) will recognize Karyn Pugliese and Justin Brake of the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), as awardees during the 2019 National Native Media Conference set Sept. 15-18 in Prior Lake,...

 

1 in 10 ATV Injuries Admitted to the ER Require Hospital Stays

Summer months bring summer fun: biking, surfing, ATVs, and more. To prepare for the summer months ahead, my team analyzed data from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to determine the most dangerous and safest recreational activities. For this study, we analyzed ER injuries from recreational motorized and...

 

Charles Lindbergh's Flight Goggles Join Minnesota Historical Society Collection

In May 1927, a 25-year-old from Little Falls gained worldwide fame when he completed the first-ever nonstop, solo transatlantic flight. The 33 ½-hour flight from New York to Paris made Charles Lindbergh into a lifelong celebrity. The Minnesota Historical Society...

 

Wes Studi: Oscar marks a cultural and political resurgence for Native Americans

Change comes stepping slow, but it does come. Cherokee actor Wes Studi will make Oscar history in October 2019 by receiving an Academy of Motion Pictures honorary award, alongside directors David Lynch and Lina Wertmüller and actress and feminist advocate, Geena Davis. Studi starred in Hostiles (2017), Geronimo: An...

 

BP: Taking on the World: Red Lake artist shows her collection in New York and England

RED LAKE -- Alyss Mountain has started taking Ojibwe fashion across the country and around the world. The 25-year-old Red Lake woman has been honing her beadwork and seamstress skills since she was named Miss Red Lake Nation nearly a decade ago. She has since shown her...

 

Despite family tragedies, Fargo woman becomes first female Native American physician in ND Guard

FARGO - Ciciley Littlewolf joined the National Guard on a dare. "Women can't be in the military," she remembered her high school classmate teasing. The next day she signed up for the Guard. Her mother had to approve the paperwork since she was only 17....

 

Students facing new avenue of social stress: 'I'm on my phone so much'

BUFFALO, N.Y. — High school biology teacher Kelly Chavis knew smartphones were a distraction in her class. But not even her students realized the psychological toll of their devices until an in-class experiment that, of course, was then spreading on social media. For one class period, students used a whiteboard to...

 

WILDHORSE POW WOW MARKS 25th ANNIVERSARY; $90K IN PRIZES

Mission, OR – A Native American pow wow is a time when many tribes gather to celebrate cultural tradition, spirituality and competition. For thousands of years, music and dancing has been an essential practice for tribes all over North America. This year marks the...

 

Visiting Writers Layli Long Soldier, Abigail Chabitnoy, E.C. Osondu Join The IAIA Summer Readers Gathering - July 20-27, 2019

SANTA FE, NM - June 27, 2019 The Institute of American Indian Arts' (IAIA) Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing program presents The 2019 Summer Readers Gathering -- July 20-27, 2019. Readings will take place each night beginning at 6:00 pm in the Auditorium in the...

 

Free sports gear, tickets for Veterans and military kids

When a military recruit signs the dotted line and raises a hand to swear the solemn oath, their service and sacrifice begins. Often unseen, but never forgotten, are the children who make those sacrifices, too. While Mom or Dad proudly serves, these 'little heroes'...

 

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