Health

November 18, 2013
By:
A-dae Vena Romero

Currently, the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) is proposing food safety regulations (proposed produce safety rules) on food businesses that will have chilling and devastating effects on tribal food businesses.

November 17, 2013
By:
Teresa Abrahamson-Richards

We see evidence of sugar’s devastating health effects every day. Take a close look. Over there it’s rotting a child’s teeth, over there it’s taking a diabetic’s foot, and, hey, over there it’s costing the clinic thousands of dollars to treat preventable conditions. What can we do about it?

November 13, 2013
By:
Robyn Sunday-Allen

With open enrollment now started, Oklahomans can enroll in the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Marketplace to shop for an insurance plan that fits their health needs and budget, as required by the mandate that goes into effect in 2014.

October 23, 2013
By:
Claudian Kauffman

While watching Monday Night Football recently, one couldn’t help but notice the bright-pink shoes, gloves, towels and ribbons being sported by the players, officials and coaches.

October 01, 2013
By:
Peter d'Errico
September 06, 2013
By:
Dustin Twin

The voice on the other end had an ominous sense of urgency. He opened with, “We're running. I can't take this shit anymore.” As per our last conversation I knew that he was talking about running for council, but “this shit” could mean any number of things these days.

August 12, 2013
By:
Trace A. DeMeyer

As I’ve watched the custody dispute unfold over the nearly four-year-old Cherokee girl known as Baby Veronica, I’ve felt as if this little girl was me. Just like Veronica, I was a baby taken from my Native American biological dad without him knowing and placed in an adoption.

August 05, 2013
By:
Raymond Foxworth

The food sovereignty movement in Indian country has been spurred largely by the hard work and dedication of reservation-based community and nonprofit organizations and tribal colleges.

July 12, 2013
By:
Jay Daniels

We are living in an era where there aren't enough Supreme Court Justices who think like Justice Antonin Scalia. Justice Scalia, a true constructionist, believes wholly in the U.S. Constitution and never decides to add to or take away from it.

June 25, 2013
By:
Jennifer Gapetz

An open letter to the media:

June 16, 2013
By:
Isaac Curley Jr.

The visions of my father, Isaac Curley Sr., come and go with each passing month and season. My father was born on March 25, 1922 and raised on the Navajo reservation. His home was a hogan, the family subsisted upon livestock, no modern conveniences and news was gathered only by word of mouth.

May 25, 2013
By:
Raymond Foxworth

There is a thriving movement in Indian country focused on food sovereignty and increased control of local food systems. Like other assets in Indian country, Native food systems have been colonized, altered and, in some cases, destroyed.

May 24, 2013
By:
Ralph Forquera and Polly Olsen

Urban Indians are not new to the urban scene, as New York Times reporter Timothy Williams suggested in his article, "Quietly, Indians Reshape Cities and Res

May 18, 2013
By:
Jacqueline Pata

The “dental divide”—the absence of services and access to dental health services in low income communities—is real, especially in Indian country.

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