Calricaraq means (Healthy Living) in Yup’ik and is unlike a

Mary Annette Pember
They were building the young man’s coffin in the front yard when we arrived...
Jacqueline Keeler
On February 28 some 75 tribal leaders from across the country met to discuss forming the first “Tribal Cannabis Association” at the Tulalip Resort Casino on the Tulalip Reservation...
Mille Lacs Band Chief Executive Melanie Benjamin Kids
Tanya H. Lee
Mille Lacs Band Chief Executive Melanie Benjamin says the number of babies born addicted to opioids “is currently the single greatest threat to the future of the Mille Lacs Band of...
Mary Annette Pember
“Aww, here we go again, talking about the dang boarding schools!” This was the first thought Chally Topping-Thompson had when the topic came up in her social work class at St...

My alcohol and drug counselor asked me one simple question upon our first meeting. The answer would be the turning point in my life. I had become addicted to alcohol. I had just hit rock bottom. I was unsure, scared and lost....

Jorge Martin Melchor
Artist Antoinette Thompson was an unhappy kid growing up on the Navajo reservation. She was often in trouble—once, she was even jailed—and she left home at 17 to find a new life...
Donna Ennis

I have a message for all of you “stoners” in our Native community; there is nothing “traditional” about using a natural herb found in our environment if your method of using it is smoking the herb for recreational purposes....

Brenda Austin
A Dine’ with family roots deep in the soil of the Navajo Indian Reservation in New Mexico, Ambrose Peshlakai took his first drink of beer at the age of four sitting on the front st...
Julianne Jennings

American Indian women have long been honored with the name “life giver” for their gift of motherhood to the tribes. In addition, most Native American women were masters at making beautiful blankets, baskets, pottery and jewelry....