This Week in Native American News: December 9, 2016

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Dec 09, 2016 12:21 pm

The individual lives - While the world has been watching the events of Standing Rock, we often forget that this group of people, representing tribes all across the country, is made up of individuals. They were united as a group, but their back-stories and the change that has happened in their lives by being a part of this movement is most profound. A must-read, powerful story. Read more: www.theguardian.c...


Dec 09, 2016 12:16 pm

Done for now, but go? Standing Rock leaders have been giving conflicting messages to protestors. Camp occupants are working on finding a middle ground. "We need to consider everybody's safety, everybody's goals, the different points of view." Read more: www.apnewsarchive...


Dec 09, 2016 12:09 pm

Fighting opioid use - Native Americans are twice as likely as the general population to become addicted to drugs and alcohol, and three times as likely to die of a drug overdose. Add to that the lack of access to health care, much less mental health and addiction services. But, a handful of affluent tribes are becoming exceptions. Read more: www.pewtrusts.org...


Dec 09, 2016 12:05 pm

Sherman Alexie Fans! Alexie's 2007 YA novel 'The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian' is coming to theaters. The film, which centers on a Spokane Indian Reservation teen who transfers to an all-white high school where the only other "Indian" is the school mascot, will mark the first known instance of a studio movie featuring a Native American protagonist. Read more: www.hollywoodrepo...


Dec 09, 2016 12:02 pm

Do your research! - There are a number of fake websites and facebook pages posing as Native American-led but are actually located in foreign countries. So, if your Christmas list is filled with #NoDapl and Native art, be sure to do your research. “They’re just capitalizing on struggle — it’s really crazy,” said one Native American artist. Read more: www.buzzfeed.com/...




 

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