This Week in Native American News: January 6, 2017

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The top five news stories brought to you by Lutheran Indian Ministries

Jan 05, 2017 02:04 pm

Make a difference - Is "Make a Difference" on the top of your New Year's resolution list. Native American communities, and organizations dedicated to helping them, need your help. For example, Huy, pronounced “hoyt” in the Coast Salish language, is a non-profit providing support for Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian prisoners. Read more: newamericamedia.o...

Jan 05, 2017 02:01 pm

Help someone in need - The suicide rate among Native Americans and Alaska Natives continues to rise. Organizations around the country are trying to help. In Alaska, the YKHC suicide prevention department works to reverse these forces by strengthening the Yup’ik culture. Read more:

Jan 05, 2017 01:31 pm

Get more involved - We've been hearing a lot about racist mascots. Now, an agreement between the state of Michigan and the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi could set a precedent for schools nationally to rid themselves of racist Native American mascots. Read more:

Jan 05, 2017 01:27 pm

Start a new hobby - Native beading is not only beautiful, but for this family it provides income, therapy, and bonding. Read more:

Jan 05, 2017 01:20 pm

Read more books - If decolonization (a process that indigenous people may go through, reorganizing frameworks of thought and rediscovering their ancestral traditions and cultural values) is your word of the year. These books should be on your reading list: decolonization.wo...


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