Wanted: People – Or Their Kids – Who Appeared in Old-time Westerns

Published October 15, 2017 GALLUP – From about 1941 to 1957, the Navajo Reservation was visited by dozens of filmmakers who wanted to include the beauty of the scenery in their movies. A documentary producer is researching those good old days and is looking for Navajos who appeared as extras in movies like John Ford’s “Stagecoach” […]

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“Reclaiming Sacred Tobacco” wins Upper Midwest Emmy

Published October 15, 2017 MINNEAPOLIS – On Saturday night, Reclaiming Sacred Tobacco was named Best Topical Documentary of the year at the Upper Midwest Emmy awards gala in Bloomington, Minn. A collaboration between ClearWay Minnesota and Twin Cities PBS, the program explores tobacco use by American Indians in Minnesota. Reclaiming Sacred Tobacco features American Indian Minnesotans discussing traditional tobacco practices, and how […]

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Health-Promotion Efforts Earn American Indain Researcher from Roswell Park a National Award

Published October 15, 2017 BUFFALO, NEW YORK – Roswell Park Cancer Institute researcher and faculty member Rodney Haring, PhD, MSW, has been recognized with a 2017 Area/Regional Impact Award from the National Indian Health Board (NIHB). The award, presented Sept. 27 in Bellevue, Washington, at the NIHB’s annual awards gala, recognizes efforts to improve the health […]

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Native American Harvest Festival in Virginia Set for Oct. 20 & 21

Published October 14, 2017 BERRYVILLE, VIRGINIA – On Saturday and Sunday October 21-22 with a fabulous line up of traditional Native American Indian dancing, food, hand-made fine art and crafts, kid’s games, iron-horse motorcycle ride and much more – join “The Gathering.” “The Gathering is an opportunity to bring together community heartstrings and weave those strands […]

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Mothers of Missing Women Cling to Hope

Published October 14, 2017 WINDOW ROCK – She was supposed to meet her daughter at the Goodwill store, but more than three years later, Lela Mailman found herself weeping uncontrollably in the parking lot of the president’s office on Monday afternoon, desperately hoping the government could help her find her baby. Moments before her emotional […]

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Health Care Chaos Continues as Trump Administration Ends Insurance Payments

Guest Commentary Published October 14, 2017 Mark Trahant / Trahant Reports The chaos that is now Trump Care continues. First, Congress tried to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act by rolling back that law plus the decades long public health insurance known as Medicaid. That effort failed in the Senate. Twice. And Congress hasn’t […]

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