This Week in Native American News - January 13, 2016

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Jan 12, 2017 02:04 pm

Deaths spark action - The deaths of two 12-year-old girls from a remote First Nation in northern Ontario prompt a national suicide strategy. The community is focused on ensuring there is enough support in place to stabilize the situation and a number of young people, that have been identified as high-risk, were flown out of the community Wednesday. Read more:

Jan 12, 2017 02:01 pm

Housing Issues Fixed - Housing issues are a constant struggle on reservations, but in New Mexico a rugged patch of land is being transformed into a 41-unit affordable housing development on the Santo Domingo Pueblo. The project will connect residents to the nearby New Mexico Rail Runner train station, making The Domingo Housing Project a rare rural transit-oriented development. Read more: www.housingfinanc...

Jan 12, 2017 01:55 pm

And another option - When one tribe decided to invest in building some new rental housing, they knew what didn’t work. What were needed were homes that would cut down on energy costs, withstand the wet climate, and be suited to singles and smaller families. “We want something better, and our membership deserves better.” Read more:

Jan 12, 2017 01:53 pm

Immersion programs - Just a few months ago teachers from the Indian Education Program noticed their students were dropping out this year starting as early as seventh and eighth grade. So, in order to encourage students to stay in school, the Paris Gibson Education Center started the native American immersion program. Read more:

Jan 12, 2017 01:51 pm

Return to the land - Several years ago, a young Innu man called Michel Andrew, also known as ‘Giant’, had a dream in which his grandfather urged him to help his people. ‘Get up and walk,’ the old man said. So, Giant left the Innu Nation community of Natuashish on Labrador’s Atlantic coast and walked across the frozen waters of Lake Melville, into the Innu’s traditional homeland they call Nitassinan – ‘our land’. Read more: www.sidetracked.c...


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