This Week in Native American News - September 23, 2016

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Sep 22, 2016 04:02 pm

Indians still alive! Students are going to college believing there are no living Native Americans?! All the more reason we think education about Native issues is important. If they didn't exist why would we be trying to tell them about Jesus? The problem, according to this article, is the lack of Native Americans referenced after 1900 in school history books. Read more:

Sep 22, 2016 03:59 pm

The RESPECT Act was passed unanimously last week by the Senate Indian Affairs Committee. The Act would reverse a number of outdated, offensive laws against Native American citizens. Read more: www.washingtonexa...

Sep 22, 2016 03:56 pm

Heroin/Opioid abuse and deaths are on the rise in Native communities, especially in the South West. “It’s a wildfire that’s taking off,” Pueblo of Pojoaque Gov. Joseph Talachy said. “It started off small, but then it took off.” Read more:

Sep 22, 2016 03:54 pm

Art program=healing. While this program is in Australia, there is no doubt about the benefit of art in teaching and healing. This program could be duplicated in amazing ways to help Natives with handicaps AND Natives healing from past traumas. (P.S. we're using art as a healing tool in Navajo this fall-stay tuned!) Read more on the program in New South Wales:

Sep 22, 2016 03:49 pm

Aloha isn't for all. We've heard a lot lately about the appropriation of Native American culture, but what about the Native Hawaiian culture? This video helps to explain how it's happening but, more importantly, why it's wrong. See it here:


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