This Week in Native American News - February 3, 2017

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Feb 03, 2017 08:55 am

Need for safe places - A powerful speech about suicide by a 20-year-old woman on Tuesday changed the agenda for a meeting of chiefs from northern Ontario. "We need more resources, or even just a safe place to go," she said, telling leaders they need to talk to youth, not just about them. Read more:

Feb 03, 2017 08:44 am

MMIW and boys, too - Commissioners at the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women (MMIW) are discussing ways to include Indigenous men and boys in the inquiry, but some advocates and victims' family members say they don't want the scope of the inquiry to expand. Read more:

Feb 03, 2017 08:37 am

Rez community gardens - Andromeda Na’lniitr’e’sdvm Lopez grew up on canned meat, canned juice, white flour, and evaporated milk. It was common fare for her tribe, the Tolowa Dee-ni’. But at 21, Lopez had a diabetes scare while pregnant and knew her diet had to change. Then she found the community garden. Read more:

Feb 03, 2017 08:33 am

NoDAPL is back on - The recent announcement by President Trump is not a death knell for the movement that began at Standing Rock. Rather, it is a test. Will the Oceti Sakowin Camp again swell with protesters in the summer? Read more: www.outsideonline...

Feb 03, 2017 08:41 am

We need more Elsies - Elsie Knott made history when she became the first woman in Canada to be elected as chief of a First Nation. While that feat earned Knott a place in the history books, she chose to take on a leadership role not to make a name for herself, but to improve the lives of the people in her community. Read more: www.windspeaker.c...


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