It ain’t easy being Indian… (November 2017)

By Ricey Wild
News From Indian Country

At this writing I woke to a Winter Wonderland. Yeah, the meteorologists did predict snow coming but somehow, even after a lifetime spent in Da Nort’land, it’s still a big deal. Just last week on the same day I was sitting outside in shorts with my dear friend Lorri with our two little pooches Caesar and Mitzi gamboling about on a leaf-littered green lawn enjoying the day. We laughed, talked and had to hide from a nosey neighbor and all was perfect. Sigh.

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I always blamed myself

By Arne Vainio, M.D.
News From Indian Country

Suicide is a scary subject and it’s a touchy subject. Almost everyone has been touched by suicide and those left behind most often suffer in silence. It’s difficult for people to bring up the names to family and friends for fear of reopening wounds too deep to easily close again and those names remain unspoken. The hurt runs deep in the wake of such a confusing and devastating event and there is a stigma surrounding suicide that keeps people from talking about it.

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Native News Update November 10, 2017

This weekend's stories:  Artifacts unearthed after Hurricane Irma; Remembering our Native American Veterans; Native American’s who have earned the Medal of Honor; Mashpee Wampanoag host a modern day Thanksgiving; “Born on the Rez” music campaign drops it’s first single.

Native News Update November 3, 2017

This weekend's stories:  Signpost from Standing Rock at Smithsonian; Native American Tour Company; Funding for language immersion programs; Native American music playlists on Spotify; Winona LaDuke raising funds for Winona’s Hemp and Heritage Farm.

Native News Update October 27, 2017

This weekend's stories: Alaska governor signs child services compact with tribes; Tribes bid for Amazon second headquarters; Miami University introduces new logo honoring Miami tribe; Cherokee Nation business helping highlight 70 years of Air Force engineering; Design competition opening for the building of the National Native American Veterans Memorial.

Idaho High Divide Community Organizer - The Wilderness Society

POSITION TITLE:        Idaho High Divide Community Organizer

DEPARTMENT:             Conservation


REPORTS TO:               Central Idaho Representative

LOCATION:                  Challis/Mackay/Salmon, Idaho

People Over Pipelines - Notice of Live Broadcast

Join ICTV and another dozen organizations at the opening press conference of the "People Over Pipelines" held at Hotel Marshfield, in Marshfield, Wisconsin on Friday, October 27th from 6:30pm to 9pm.

It ain’t easy being Indian… (October 2017)

By Ricey Wild
News From Indian Country

My big black ‘kitten’ The RZA (who is only four years old) was walking in front of me in the hallway with his tail up high and clearly wanting something like treats or whatever and I said to him, “You have all that food, clean water and a soft bed!” I stopped in my tracks and felt terrible for the millions of Americans in Puerto Rico who don’t have that security.   

Always remember you were loved

By Arne Vainio, M.D.
News From Indian Country

I’ve been flying to Los Angeles every few months for years to visit the last of my father’s family. I was there about a month ago and it had been six months since I was last there. She had been calling me often to find out when I could come and see her. The summer was busy and we’ve been short on doctors and getting away was hard.

Native News Update October 20, 2017

This weekend's stories: Native American leaders seek federal climate change action; Fargo Air Museum honor Native American veterans; Tribes bring nursing home care to their reservations; Shakopee donations to improve Native American nutrition; Native American comedy scheduled for FOX network

Native News Update October 13, 2017

This weekend's stories: Navajo and Hopi tribes get federal funds to ease shutdown of coal plant; Leech Lake Band fights homelessness by reclaiming leased tribal land; Northern Band of Shoshone purchase land that included Bear River Massacre site; Red Cliff Band receives grant to track wolves; Ague Caliente tribe to build new cultural center in Palm Springs.

Health and Wellness Director - The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe

The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe is seeking experienced candidates for Health and Wellness Director. This position provides leadership and management oversight for the Snoqualmie Tribal Family Clinic, Raging River Recovery Center, Snoqualmie Behavioral Health, and related department operations and personnel. Responsible for budget management, reporting, grant and contract management, licensing, personnel, and other related duties and responsibilities.

Native News Update September 29, 2017

This weekend's stories: Canadian Prime Minister apologize to the Indigenous community; Two new free resources released by First Nations Development Institute; Ute tribe receives donation from a California professor; Lytton Rancheria pledges  relief funding to victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas; Help save monarch butterflies.

Native News Update September 22, 2017

This weekend's stories: Mitchell Museum celebrates 40 years; Medill professor Patty Loew named director of Northwestern University’s Center for Native American and Indigenous Research; Hurricane Irma unearths a canoe believed to be hundreds of years old; Susie Island given back to Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa; Red Lake Tribe hopes to feed tribe through organic gardening.

The peak of the mountain

By Arne Vainio, M.D.
News From Indian Country

This morning I’m drinking coffee and writing a letter of recommendation for a student applying to medical school. The application process is long and difficult and there aren’t anywhere near as many open medical school seats as there are applicants. I remember when I was applying to medical school all those years ago and I vividly remember not knowing what the next step was.

Native News Update September 15, 2017

This weekend's stories: Oldest birch-bark canoe to go on display; UMNS Medical School in Duluth given donation to establish Native American Center of Excellence; Cherokee Nation processing freedmen memberships; HUD awards 77 Native American tribes funding for economic development; Nominations announced for music awards.