Children, Newborns, Teens at the Doorstep: Tuba City Woman Serving as Foster Parent for 28 Years

TUBA CITY – Years ago, Vallis Martinez returned home to the Navajo Nation and wanted someone to cook for. Now she does a lot of cooking for her husband, Ronald Joe, and seven children. When the children leave her small three-bedroom house in Tuba City, it gets quiet. “It’s like having children of your own,” Martinez […]

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Seriously? States Complain to Senate about the Burden of Native Health Care

Guest Commentary Published September 24, 2017 Mark Trahant / Trahant Reports First: A fantasy. Wouldn’t it be cool if once, just once, there was a debate in Congress that could only be decided by a vote that benefits Native people? I don’t know. Something like, “I won’t vote for any bill unless it fulfills the […]

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Tribal Elder Beating and Tasing by Police Unacceptable: Cause for Firing!

Commentary Published September 24, 2017 A week ago, late Saturday night, 64-year-old Yankton Sioux tribal elder Raymond Cournoyer, Sr. received word his mother was going to make her journey to the spirit world. As any concerned and loving son would do, he attempted to rush to her deathbed at the Good Samaritan Center in Wagner, […]

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Stomp Dance Kicks Off Chickasaw Annual Meeting & Festival

Published September 23, 2017 ADA, OKLAHOMA – The Chickasaw Nation will host a community stomp dance Sept. 29 at Kullihoma to kick off the 57th Chickasaw Annual Meeting and 29th Festival. The celebration begins at 7 p.m. Festivities will continue throughout the week at various locations throughout the Chickasaw Nation culminating with Gov. Bill Anoatubby’s […]

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Remember the Removal Bike Ride 2018 Applications Now Available for Cherokee Citizens

Published September 24, 2017 TAHLEQUAH — Cherokee Nation is accepting applications for the 2018 Remember the Removal Bike Ride, which follows the northern route of the Trail of Tears over a span of three weeks. Cherokee Nation citizens ages 16-24 ride approximately 950 miles in June, crossing through seven states as a testament to their physical and mental endurance. […]

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Getting in Shape the Efficient Way – What to Do When Your Workout is Always Compromised

Published September 23, 2017 Losing extra pounds is a journey, and for most people that journey begins by agreeing that it’s time to follow a workout routine. However, it’s still a journey which means that there’s a long way until the end of the road. There are a lot of folks that don’t get to […]

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