Health

November 14, 2016
By:
André Cramblit

After twenty years with the same employer I started a new job recently. WOW! After that long it nearly took me two weeks just to pack up all my personal items.

October 13, 2016
By:
Terese Mailhot

In this coming election Jill Stein has become a legitimate candidate for Native people. Our options are slim: Trump, being evil incarnate, Hillary, being morally ambiguous, and Gary Johnson—a running joke well on his way to obscurity.

October 08, 2016
By:
Michael Paul Hill

For the past several years, I have been observing many people from San Carlos and Globe succumbing to the devastating illness of cancers and like problems.

September 30, 2016
By:
Winona LaDuke

In an impressive fossil fuels travel day, I left the Standing Rock reservation and flew to Italy for the International Slow Food gathering known as Terra Madre. A world congress of harvesters, farmers, chefs and political leaders, this is basically the World Food Olympics.

August 30, 2016
By:
Carly McIntosh

Imagine every morning having to set a full pot of tap water on your stove and continuing to wait for it to boil just to be able to drink it. As a parent it would be a set demand in your daily schedule.

August 12, 2016
By:
W. Ron Allen, Lynn Malerba & Jefferson Keel

When the United States government signed treaties with Indian nations in the 1800s, it established a trust relationship to provide certain funding and services in exchange for tribal lands.

August 01, 2016
By:
Dina Gilio-Whitaker

As Native people we are no strangers to grief. Profound grief. With a growing literature on historical trauma, we have clearer understandings about how the political realities of colonization have affected us on the individual level.

June 17, 2016
By:
Rachael Lorenzo

I am doing the best I can as an urban indigenous woman. I do not always remember to put my cornmeal down at sunrise, the Pueblo way. I keep forgetting to ask my tribal home visitor to bring us some pollen so I can teach my daughter how to pray the Apache way.

June 04, 2016
By:
Harold Monteau

The epidemic of Suicide in Indian communities and in the Native American off-reservation population has become a #1 priority issue in Indian Country, right alongside Alcohol and Drug Abuse. The two just might be related, do you think?

May 31, 2016
By:
Carly McIntosh

In Canada, medical marijuana is to be fully legalised in 2017. Marijuana was given to us by Mother Earth for a reason, yet for many years we let it slip through our fingers. Many decades later we finally have a hold on the substance and in just one step we could have the answer.

May 24, 2016
By:
Adrian Jawort

My 7-year-old daughter Aurelia was recently named a Powwow Princess of her Pretty Eagle Catholic Academy school.

May 21, 2016
By:
Roger Birdbear

The problems within the Indian Health Service (IHS) are well known. The Senate Special Committee on Indian Affairs held a hearing in February on the problems facing IHS, and have posted a video of the hearing, available on the Committee’s website.

May 06, 2016
By:
Harold Monteau

April was Autism Awareness month.

May 02, 2016
By:
Ruth Hopkins

When my grandpa was dying of cancer, he asked for me. He wanted me to sit with him. I was about 8 years old. The cancer had metastasized and spread over his entire body so he was in exquisite pain. I can still see him lying there in his bed, bony and frail, covered lightly with a yellowed sheet.

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