Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Reasserts that DAPL Destroyed Sacred Places

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Published October 1, 2016 CANNON BALL, NORTH DAKOTA – The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe strongly disputes the claim that there were no sacred sites contained in the ground destroyed September 3 by the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). A preliminary internal memo from the State Historical Society of North Dakota states there were no human remains or significant […]

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IHS Announces New Methamphetamine and Suicide Prevention Initiative Generation-Indigenous Awards

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Awards will promote best practice models, strategies and approaches that are culturally appropriate and effective for tribal communities Published October 1, 2016 WASHINGTON – On Thursday at the White House, Mary L. Smith, IHS principal deputy director, announced 42 Methamphetamine and Suicide Prevention Initiative (MSPI) funding awards to tribes, tribal organizations, urban Indian organizations and IHS […]

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Quinault Indian Nation Diverse Voices Call on City of Hoquiam to Deny Permit for Westway Proposal

Published September 30, 2016 HOQUIAM, WASHINGTON – The Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for Westway Terminal Company’s proposed crude-by-rail facility at the Port of Grays Harbor was released today amidst widespread opposition and calls for the City of Hoquiam to deny a permit. After a successful challenge to the original permit, this FEIS has gone […]

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First Nations Health Authority Commits to Mandatory Trauma Training on Orange Shirt Day

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What happens to community happens to us, what happens to us happens to community Published September 30, 2016 COAST SALISH TERRITORY (Vancouver, BC) – In honor of Orange Shirt Day, the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) today announces that trauma-informed training is now mandatory for all front line staff. Intergenerational trauma is a shared experience […]

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