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Navajo Nation

article 286 people on rez living with HIV (4/25/2017)
(Arizona) -- Figures released this month by the Navajo Nation Department of Health indicate there are 286 people living with HIV on the Navajo Reservation. That includes...
article On The Navajo Nation, Special Ed Students Await Water That Doesn't Stink (4/13/2017)
(Arizona) -- On the Navajo Nation, kids with the most severe developmental disabilities attend a school called Saint Michael's Association for Special Education.
article Special needs school raises money for clean water (3/25/2017)
(Arizona) -- The students at a special-education school on the Navajo Reservation have grown accustomed to two things: watching a dark, smelly liquid emerge from the...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Cherokee Nation

article Cherokee Nation Sues Opioid Distributors Over Drug Epidemic Among Tribal Nation (4/23/2017)
(Georgia) -- The Cherokee Nation has filed a lawsuit, in tribal court, which accuses the top pharmacies and drug distributors in America of flooding 14 counties in the...
article Cherokee Nation files lawsuit targeting CVS and other pharmacies in opioid crisis (4/22/2017)
(New York) -- Cherokee Nation is suing CVS Health, Walgreens, and other drug companies and retailers, alleging the companies didn’t do enough to stop prescription...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

West Virginia Gaming

article Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack Employees Speak Out On Ohio County Smoking Ban (4/11/2017)
(West Virginia) -- Employees and patrons of Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack and limited video lottery outlets are urging the Wheeling-Ohio County Board of Health...
1 Article on this Issue

Public Smoking

article Player's Advantage: Pain, then gain— how a casino chose to go smoke-free (4/9/2017)
(Mississippi) -- Robert Low offers succinct advice to any fellow casino owners thinking about making their operations smoke-free. “Get prepared for some pain!...
1 Article on this Issue

Native Voices

article ROLO: Facing Denial of Diabetes (4/5/2017)
(Minnesota) -- Two years ago, I woke up with what I thought was a pimple on the right side of my neck. In two days that pimple burgeoned into a major infection. I was...
1 Article on this Issue

Whiteclay

article Hearing on Nebraska Border Town's Beer Stores to Air Live (4/4/2017)
(Nebraska) -- A hearing on whether to renew the liquor licenses of four Nebraska beer stores near South Dakota's Pine Ridge Indian Reservation will air live online.
article Nebraska Pastor Raising Money to Purchase Liquor Stores Near ‘Depressing’ Native American Reservation (4/4/2017)
(Nebraska) -- A Nebraska pastor is raising money to purchase four major liquor stores near a Native American reservation, NPR reported. The town of Whiteclay, Neb., has...
article Pastor raises money to buy out liquor stores near reservation (4/2/2017)
(Nebraska) -- The town of Whiteclay, Neb., has a population of 14 people. Its four liquor stores sell 4 million cans of beer each year, mostly to residents of the Pine...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Keystone XL Pipeline

article Nurses: Keystone XL Pipeline Still Significant Threat to Public Health and Climate Change (3/24/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Nurses remain adamantly opposed to construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline, and will continue to speak out and join public protests against the...
1 Article on this Issue

Suicide

article Undertaker buries his son as Aboriginal suicides continue in remote WA town (3/24/2017)
(Australia) -- The West Australian mining town of Leonora is a community in a constant state of mourning. In the past 18 months alone, six young Aboriginal people have...
article Teen suicide on the rise amongst Canadian girls (3/13/2017)
(Canada) -- Suicide amongst young women is on the rise. When it comes to mental health, is gender the elephant in the room? In early 2016, five teenagers from Woodstock...
article Pipelines, Politics, and Suicide (3/8/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Of all the depressing statistics that one could report about Native Americans—the highest rate of poverty of any racial group, the highest rates...
article Canada's Indigenous Suicide Rate Linked to Apartheid System (2/4/2017)
(Ontario) -- A string of suicides in a small, First Nations community in northern Quebec is the result of the "apartheid system" governing Indigenous peoples...
article Man jumps to his death at South Point in Las Vegas (1/15/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- The South Point was closed for several hours Sunday morning after a man jumped to his death from the parking garage. Las Vegas police responded to the...
article Kenai Peninsula Tribes Receive Funding To Address Suicide, Substance Abuse (1/14/2017)
(Alaska) -- Suicide rates in Native communities often far exceed those of other demographics – especially among youth. The suicide rate for American Indian and...
article Suicide Rates Plummet Among Members of Apache Tribe (11/28/2016)
(Arizona) -- Deaths by suicide among an Apache tribe in Arizona dropped by nearly 40 percent between 2006 and 2012 compared to the previous six-year period. The...
article Suicide rates drop among members of White Mountain Apache tribe (11/23/2016)
(Arizona) -- Deaths by suicide among the White Mountain Apache in Arizona dropped by nearly 40 percent between 2006 and 2012 compared to the previous six-year period,...
article Deschambault Lake girl’s suicide latest in disturbing northern trend (10/22/2016)
(Canada) -- A tragic trend has reached Deschambault Lake with the suicide of a 10-year-old girl. The suicide, made public on Tuesday, marked the fourth reported suicide...
article Bigger conversation about Indigenous suicides needs to happen: Recollet (10/17/2016)
(Sudbury) -- Data released by Statistics Canada states Indigenous young adults are more likely to have suicidal thoughts compared to their non-Indigenous counterparts....
10 Total Articles on this Issue

LGBT News

article Teen suicide attempts fell as same-sex marriage became legal (2/20/2017)
(Chicago) -- Teen suicide attempts in the U.S. declined after same-sex marriage became legal and the biggest impact was among gay, lesbian and bisexual kids, a study...
1 Article on this Issue

Dakota Access Pipeline

article American Psychological Association Weighs in on Trump’s Memorandum on DAPL (1/28/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Longtime activist Winona LaDuke says the actions to ignore the wishes of water protectors at Standing Rock in North Dakota seek to dehumanize American...
article Wounded on the front line at Standing Rock, a protester refuses to give up her fight (12/26/2016)
(North Dakota) -- On the night Vanessa Dundon was shot in the eye, she was on the front lines looking up at a phalanx of police. It was after sundown on a cold night at...
article Jewish woman seriously injured at Standing Rock leaves hospital, posts photos (12/14/2016)
(New York) -- The Jewish woman whose arm was seriously injured while she was protesting against the Dakota Access Pipeline at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation has...
article Sophie Wilansky Leaves Hospital After Nearly Losing Arm to ‘Grenade’ at Standing Rock Protests (12/13/2016)
(Minnesota) -- The young Jewish woman whose arm was nearly torn off by a grenade at the protests against a natural gas pipeline at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation...
article Standing Rock Protester Shot in Face With Tear Gas Canister May Go Blind (11/29/2016)
(North Dakota) -- Police at Standing Rock said it was too dangerous to move burned-out vehicles from a bridge there on Nov. 20, leaving it to protesters like Vanessa...
article Injured pipeline protester continues recovery (11/25/2016)
(Minnesota) -- A New York woman who suffered a serious arm injury while protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota is still recovering in a Minneapolis...
article Mom Gives Birth At Standing Rock: ‘Having Babies Is My Act Of Resistance’ (11/25/2016)
(North Dakota) -- A Native American mom gave birth to her sixth child last month at the Standing Rock camp, where hundreds of protesters to the Dakota Access Pipeline...
article Chairman Archambault Releases Statement on Wilanski (11/23/2016)
(North Dakota) -- Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault released a statement today about Wilansky: "Our deepest gratitude, thoughts and prayers are...
article Seattle doctor at Standing Rock: 'People had sheets of ice hanging off them' (11/23/2016)
(North Dakota) -- A few Seattle doctors returned this week from a rotation in Standing Rock, North Dakota. That’s where an estimated 2,000 protesters are...
article Father of injured DAPL protester says law enforcement is to blame for her injury (11/22/2016)
(Minnesota) -- The father of an injured pipeline protester is speaking out about his daughter's condition saying officers are to blame. But law enforcement describe...
article Father of injured pipeline protester says she may lose arm (11/22/2016)
(Minnesota) -- A New York woman seriously hurt protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline faces multiple surgeries and could lose an arm, her father said Tuesday, and...
article Pipeline protester claims arm mangled after clash between police, Dakota Access opponents (11/22/2016)
(Minnesota) -- An oil pipeline protester was recovering in a Minneapolis hospital Tuesday, Nov. 22, after her arm was seriously injured during a confrontation between...
article Pipeline protester has surgery in Mpls. after arm 'pretty much blown off' by grenade, father says (11/22/2016)
(Minnesota) -- A 21-year-old woman protesting construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota last weekend was hospitalized in Minneapolis Tuesday after...
article Protester undergoes surgery for injuries (11/22/2016)
(Minnesota) -- A 21-year-old Dakota Access Pipeline protester is undergoing surgery for injuries sustained during protest activities early Monday morning. Sophia...
article Sophia Wilansky Critically Injured During Police Attack at Standing Rock (11/22/2016)
(Minnesota) -- In Minneapolis, 21-year-old activist Sophia Wilansky is in critical condition and has been undergoing a series of surgeries, after reportedly being hit by...
article Woman’s Arm May Be Amputated After Horrific Injury At Standing Rock Protests (11/22/2016)
(Minnesota) -- A woman may need to have her arm amputated because she was so badly injured during demonstrations against the Dakota Access pipeline. Journalist Ryan...
article BLOG: Sophia Wilanski faces possible amputation after Sunday’s attack on water protectors (11/21/2016)
(North Dakota) -- UPDATE: We have been informed that Sophia is in surgery and will be going through amputation. Our prayers go out to Sophia and her loved ones as her...
article Water Protector in Critical Condition After DAPL Police Grenade Blew Apart Her Arm (11/21/2016)
(North Dakota) -- Sunday night’s no-holds-barred offensive by police from multiple agencies against unarmed water protectors opposed to the Dakota Access Pipeline...
18 Total Articles on this Issue

Wind River

article Cross Fit Comes to the Wind River Indian Reservation (12/26/2016)
(Wyoming) -- There is a new and free way to live a healthier life on the Reservation. A Cross-Fit leveler gym opened near the Fort Washakie School recently and is...
1 Article on this Issue

Notah Begay

article Golfer talks Native American health in New Mexico visit (12/19/2016)
(New Mexico) -- The PGA Tour’s first full-blooded Native American golfer and his nonprofit foundation are working to improve Native American health.
1 Article on this Issue

eSports

article Hard reality faces eSports gamers in their battle with injuries (12/16/2016)
(Worldwide) -- As professionalism in electronic sports grows, so do the amount of gamers suffering from potentially career-ending injuries. AS talks with League of...
1 Article on this Issue

Residential Schools

article Messages supporting residential school survivors make up 'Healing Forest' (11/8/2016)
(Edmonton) -- Handmade hearts containing messages of hope and love transformed a popular river valley trail into the city's first "Healing Forest." More...
1 Article on this Issue

Australia Gaming

article Suicide attempts, overdoses at casino (10/2/2016)
(Australia) -- Ambulances have been called to the Star Casino in Sydney 173 times a year on average since 2011, with suicide attempts and overdoses among the most common...
1 Article on this Issue

Winnebago Tribe

article Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska launches smoke-free gambling option in Iowa (9/6/2016)
(Nebraska) -- A Native American casino in northwest Iowa that’s owned and run by the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska is now offering a “non-smoking” gaming...
1 Article on this Issue

Video Gaming

article Youth-risk survey shows obesity, video gaming on rise in Oklahoma (9/2/2016)
(Oklahoma) -- Fewer Oklahoma youths are smoking and driving distracted, according to a recent statewide survey, but obesity and video game use are on the rise. The Youth...
1 Article on this Issue

Shakopee Mdewakanton

article Casino wealth and well-being: The tale of two tribes (9/1/2016)
(Minnesota) -- You could call it “The tale of two tribes,” one a tribe of millionaires in Minnesota; the other a less-fortunate tribe in Oregon. Though...
1 Article on this Issue

Eastern Band of Cherokee

article Drug use in Cherokee to come with a price (8/31/2016)
(North Carolina) -- Possessing drugs on the Qualla Boundary will get a lot more expensive following a decision this month to ratchet up fines for anyone — enrolled...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article One Blackfeet Indian’s Spartan effort to battle reservation obesity epidemic (4/24/2017)
(Montana) -- Alger Swingley is on a quest to help his fellow Blackfeet tribal members battle obesity while reconnecting with their roots. “The Blackfeet, we were a...
article Suicide Common Among Gambling Addicts (4/19/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- Gambling addiction is a growing problem across the country, and Erie is no exception. Facebook killer Steve Stephens was known to have a gambling...
article A Native American Tribe Promotes Wellness Through Powwow Dance Videos (4/18/2017)
(Idaho) -- A Native American tribe is using traditional dance to fight health problems in its community. A Coeur D'Alene tribe wellness center in Idaho holds local...
article Diabetes is even deadlier than we thought, study suggests (4/7/2017)
(USA) -- Nearly four times as many Americans may die of diabetes as indicated on death certificates, a rate that would bump the disease up from the seventh-leading cause...
article Fort Hall toddler mauled by dog pack returns home (4/7/2017)
(Idaho) -- Despite enduring 35 flesh wounds and almost dying, Gunner Quagigant, the Fort Hall toddler critically injured by a pack of dogs running loose last week...
article Doubt remains in federal government's 5-year timeline to bring safe water to First Nations communities (3/12/2017)
(Saskatchewan) -- While the Canadian government says it's on track with its 2016 promise to bring safe water to First Nations communities within five years, some are...
article Doctor of pharmacy incorporates traditional ways of learning into classroom (2/27/2017)
(Canada) -- He is thought to be the first Indigenous doctor of pharmacy but Jaris Swidrovich didn't always want to go into pharmacy. He wanted to be an actor. When...
article Every inmate at Kenora, Ont., jail have addictions, mental health issues: human rights commissioner (2/21/2017)
(Ontario) -- Ninety per cent of inmates at the provincial jail in Kenora, Ont., are Indigenous and all of them are suffering from mental illness, cognitive impairment or...
article Pop culture: Sacheen Littlefeather, who helped Oscars get 'real,' battling lung cancer (2/20/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- Sacheen Littlefeather, while answering a question during a phone interview, began coughing. “Excuse me,” she said. “I don’t have a...
article First sign of obesity in Arctic people is discovered after remote tribes are exposed to instant noodles and pasta (2/20/2017)
(Siberia) -- The first-ever cases of obesity have been recorded among nomadic Arctic reindeer herders, after they became exposed to instant noodles and other junk foods...
article Red Pony Medicine offers acupuncture treatments (1/29/2017)
(New Jersey) -- East meets Newark at Red Pony Medicine. Christina Walker recently returned to this area with her practice of acupuncture, among other skills, after...
article New Study Finds More Whites And American Indians/Alaska Natives Are Dying Young (1/27/2017)
(USA) -- In an alarming new study, researchers found that deaths among 25–64-year-olds have increased the most among whites and American Indians/Alaska Natives,...
article Wounded La Loche student finds strength in grandmother's love (1/20/2017)
(Saskatoon) -- Annette Montgrand begged for a miracle. Montgrand's 14-year-old granddaughter, Taylor Haineault, had starred for the La Loche Lakers volleyball squad...
article Joanne Shenandoah's health has improved enough for her to record new music (1/5/2017)
(New York) -- Joanne Shenandoah, the Grammy-winning Native American singer/songwriter, has been waiting for a liver transplant since early spring. But her health has...
article Problem gambling triggers same part of brain as substance addiction (1/3/2017)
(British Columbia) -- Just the lights and sounds of a slot machine make part of a problem gambler's brain flare up with activity. That part of the brain is called...
article UBC program aims to increase number of indigenous doctors (12/29/2016)
(British Columbia) -- While an undergraduate at the University of British Columbia, Michael Dumont was a mentor in a program for indigenous youth that featured guest...
article First Nations adult cancer survival shows major gap (12/13/2016)
(Canada) -- First Nation adults in Canada have much poorer five-year survival from cancer than non-Aboriginals, according to what researchers call the first national...
article Partnering for produce: New initiative brings fresh vegetables to remote Ontario First Nation (12/12/2016)
(Ontario) -- Eleven year old Mercedes Goodman and her friends in Sandy Lake First Nation, about 600 kilometres north of Thunder Bay, Ont., have seen carrots before but...
article Study finds American Indian adults exposed to early life trauma more likely to develop PTSD and poor health (12/12/2016)
(Washington) -- American Indian adults who were exposed to an early life trauma are more likely to develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and poor physical health...
article Native-American vets to bring fresh produce, healing to LA food desert (11/23/2016)
(California) -- Once upon a time, the oak-tree-lined Los Angeles River meandered for 48 miles from Simi Hills to the Pacific Ocean. Native Tongva people collected acorns...

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