Health

May 14, 2012
By:
Jefferson Keel, President, National Congress of American Indians

There is a group of criminals, on Native American lands, who assault, rape, and abuse Native women—and they can’t be arrested. These criminals are non-Native men.

May 13, 2012
By:
Julianne Jennings

In 1982 President Ronald Reagan signed a proclamation on March 25, proclaiming a “National Recognition Day for Nurses.” The ANA Board of Directors expanded the recognition of nurses in 1991, to a week-long celebration, declaring May 6–12, as National Nurses Week in conjunction with “credited” fou

May 09, 2012
By:
Peter d'Errico

One of the most significant declarations ever to emanate from the United Nations, the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, is belittled—mocked, almost—by the acronym so often used to refer to it. UNDRIP: it sounds like a health problem. Or something to fix a plumbing system.

May 08, 2012
By:
Robert Odawi Porter, Seneca Nation of Indians President

Senator Jon Kyl (R-AZ) recently issued a statement on the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Sen.

May 08, 2012
By:
Ray Cook

Senator Jon Kyl (R-Arizona) recently issued a statement after the passage of the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, in which he argued that trib

May 07, 2012
By:
William Norman, Charles Hobbs, Dan Lewerenz & John Tabinaca Plata

Last month, the United States Senate moved to close a jurisdictional loophole that for decades has allowed non-Indian perpetrators of domestic violence in Indian country to evade prosecution.

May 07, 2012
By:
Karla E. General and Robert T. Coulter

On April 26, 2012, the Senate passed S. 1925, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2012, with broad bipartisan support.

May 05, 2012
By:
Chelsea Vowel

If you've heard the term 60s scoop and thought it had something to do with ice-cream in ye olden days, I'm here to enlighten you.

May 01, 2012
By:
Walter Lamar

The Director of the Indian Health Service, Dr. Yvette Roubideaux, recently participated in the White House Forum on Bullying Prevention.

April 27, 2012
By:
Adella Begaye

Some hardships in life can be met through strong will and hard work. As a Navajo, I think of the many thousands of families on our reservation in New Mexico and Arizona who’ve long lived without access to electricity service or running water, and still do.

April 16, 2012
By:
Robert Barton

America's population is aging quickly. In 2008, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, approximately 13 percent of Americans were 65 or older. By 2030, estimates are that demographic will exceed 20%.

April 04, 2012
By:
Oliver J. Semans

As a Lakota, I was taught to respect life and death. Living on the reservation, death is all too common. From young to old, we have all felt the pain of losing loved ones before their time.

March 29, 2012
By:
Julianne Jennings

State-recognized tribes are Native American Indian Tribes and Heritage Groups that are recognized by individual states for their various internal government purposes.

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