Archives For Health & Wellness


1. ‘The R Word’, a Tom the Dancing Bug Cartoon

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2. Take Back the Night Rally: Sexual Assault is NOT an Ojibwe Tradition

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Red Lake will hold a Take Back the Night Rally October 22.

3. 5 More First Nations Musical Artist Award Winners to Watch For

Aboriginal People’s Choice Music Awards

4. Video: How Acidifying Oceans Are Ruining Shellfish Farms

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Taylor Shellfish Farms in Washington State is one of many such enterprises seeing the effects of ocean acidification.

5. Native Women Aim to Make Waves in NM Political Arena

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New Mexico State Capitol

6. Support This Warrior’s Right to Walk the Red Road

7. BIA Head Kevin Washburn Speaks to ICTMN About One of the Toughest Jobs in Government

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Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn sat with a panel from ICTMN in September while in New York.

8. Texas Native Community to Protest Redskins At Dallas Cowboys Game

9. Battle Continues for Peel Watershed in Yukon Courtroom (Video)

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Mining companies are leering over the Peel Watershed, the largest pristine wilderness in North America and a storehouse of coveted minerals and other resource deposits.

10. Matthew McConaughey Says ‘Keep Redskins,’ Cites Hamburgers & Westerns

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Matthew McConaughey, an Academy Award-winning actor, says keep Redskins.

11. Key Thoughts From KeyBank: Financial Education Success in Indian Country

12. Chickasaw Softball Coach

13. From Carlisle to Hollywood: A Conference on Graduates and the Movies

Student body assembled on the Carlisle Indian School grounds.
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1. Nevada and Southern California Tribes Net $10.4 Million in Grants From EPA

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Water-cleanup and related projects will get the lion’s share of some $10.4 million in grants going to Nevada and Southern California tribes.

2. Eastern Cherokee Band Forbids Fracking on Its Sovereign Lands

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The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in North Carolina have passed a resolution prohibiting fracking on their sovereign lands.

3. Naked Faux Savages and Neo-Racism in Berlin

Captain Jacobsen, a play that recently premiered in Berlin, is receiving mixed reviews some of which are calling it neo-racism.

4. Juliette Lewis Offers Words, Poetry, and Music in Memory of Misty Upham

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Juliette Lewis’ handwritten farewell to Misty Upham, posted to Instagram.

5. Horse Lovers Share Vision to Develop Native Bronc Riders

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Philip Whiteman, Jr. during one of his rides.

6. American Indian Motion Picture Awards, Coming to a Television Near You

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Poster art for the 2013 AIFF by Steven Paul Judd, featuring Will Sampson leading a who’s who of Native talent. Can you name all the others depicted here?

7. 1964 Centennial Indian Princesses Gather for Anniversary Reception

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Aloha Callac-Jones competed against 21 other women 50 years ago, and won the crown.

8. Thompson Brothers Sign With Nike

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Miles, Jeremy and Jerome Thompson smile after allegedly signing contracts with Nike.

9. Hector Vazquez Top Chef for Twin Arrows Navajo Casino

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Hector Vazquez was recently named executive chef for Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort

10. Inside the Dirty-Tricks Playbook of Jack Abramoff

11. Cultural Tourism to Be Introduced at AFN Annual Convention

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Ashley Akpik and the Tagiugmiut Dancers of Barrow perform an Inupiat dance at the opening of the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, in Anchorage, Alaska. Several thousand Alaska Natives from around the state are expected to attend the three-day event.

12. Native Cooking: Mixing Up Something New With Cranberries

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A coastal Washington cranberry bog.

13. Voters Could Stop Keystone XL Pipeline through South Dakota Senate Race

14. Vote ‘I’ for Indian: Big Tax Break for Natives

15. Time for the Tribal National Park to Properly Honor Native Culture


Losing weight isn’t easy. There are many steps to getting there. I fight a daily battle myself. Giving birth to six amazing children while also suffering six miscarriages takes a toll on a womans body. Many of wish we could just blink our eyes and the weight would just melt away. This is far-fetched and unrealistic. So we look for articles to read, food to eat and any type of exercise that will help bring the weight down and hopefully keep it off. No one thing will work on its own.  I would like to share with you some articles and recipes that will at least educate you and help you decide what’s next in your fight to stay “fit and healthy”.  Good Luck! Felina Silver Robinson

1. Why caloric restriction alone won’t help you live longer

2. To Your Good Health: Next steps on weight-loss journey

3. Overcoming Obesity – and Making it Last

Even a modest weight loss can improve overall health.

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4. Think you’re eating healthy? You’re probably not.

5. Lose Weight Fast: How to Do It Safely

Sick of crash diets and fad diets? Follow these healthy tips.
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What kind of exercise — and how much — is best when you’re trying to lose weight?
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Nine Best Exercises for Weight Loss Sixteen Best Exercises for Weight Loss
9. 13 Fat Releasing Foods to Lose Weight Fast

Liz Vaccariello, author of The Digest Diet, explains how you can lose weight fast by eating foods you already shop for, as certain foods, actions, and activities can gently shift your body into fat release mode.

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1. AIM Co-Founder Dennis Banks Remarks on Tragic Death of Misty Upham [Video]

Dennis Banks, seen here with family friend Tracy Rector (left), Robert Upham, and an unidentified relative, stopped by the memorial gathering for Misty Upham on Friday night.
2. James Roger Madalena: NMAI’s Meet Native America Series

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New Mexico State Representative James Roger Madalena
3. Orionid Meteors Sparkle and May Explode: Halley’s Comet Says Hello

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Orionid meteors are among the most beautiful of the year, and we’re in the midst of them.
4. Not Your Mascot Minnesota to Protest ‘Redskins’ During Vikings Game

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People supporting a name change listen as Virgil Ortiz of Laguna Pueblo speaks at the Anti-Redskins protest rally on October 11, 2014. Ortiz is an Professor at Arizona State University.
5. Suicide on Reservations and the Need for More Studies

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“There are many warning signs we have to look out for, like people talking about taking their own lives.”

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1. James Cameron Casting ‘Avatar 2′; Seeks Native Actors

Wes Studi as Eytukan in ‘Avatar.’

2. EPA Climate Justice Blog: Your Involvement in the Future of Our Legacy Cities

3. Billy Mills Milestone: 50 Years Since Olympic Gold Win

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Billy Mills won the Olympic Gold Medal in Tokyo for the 10,000 meter run 50 years ago today.

4. St. Germaine Sr. Sworn in as President of Lac du Flambeau Tribe

5. Artist as Trickster, Trickster as Art: Santiago Romero’s Ceramic Coyotes

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6. Tears of Protest at Redskins Game and How Dan Snyder Caused Them

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People supporting a name change listen as Virgil Ortiz of Laguna Pueblo speaks at the Anti-Redskins protest rally on October 11, 2014. Ortiz is an Professor at Arizona State University.

7. Obama Designates San Gabriel Mountains National Monument

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The San Gabriel Mountains are seen near Cajon Junction, California.

8. Indian Country’s Long Fight Over Who Gets the Right to Vote

PBS’ Frontline has a interactive map that shows where voting right laws have changed.

9. Nowhere to Turn: Our Mental Health System Is Sick

The adult life of Amelia Kay Looking Sabinsky, was a long, drawn-out train wreck that may have been prevented with stronger mental health systems.

10. A Letter to Pope Francis: Abolish the Papal Bull Behind Colonization!


1. Christopher Columbus’s PowerPoint of Evil

2. Mercury in Fillings: Hidden Danger in Our Own Mouths

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R-L Senator Jim Jeffords, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works with his confidant Jeff Munger (Iroquois), who helped reduce dental mercury in U.S. waters by 48 percent in a measure that spread to 105 countries.

3. National Eyes on South Dakota

Republicans backing South Dakota Senate candidate Mike Rounds, left, could see the state go blue behind Democratic candidate Rick Weiland, right.

4. Columbus Need Not Apply: It’s ‘You’re Welcome Day’ in Canada, a.k.a. Thanksgiving

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Gourmet Wild Rice Casserole, one of the many types of dishes with aboriginal roots consumed on Thanksgiving in Canada. Happy ‘You’re Welcome’ day.

5. Protesters March Against Redskins; Snyder Still Wooing Natives

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Redskins owner Dan Snyder sits in his box seats with Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly

6. Tribes, Youth, Faith and Science Leaders Focus on Environment

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Youth meets faith meets science meets indigenous knowledge: These unlikely forces joined forces in Wyoming recently to study the environment.

7. ‘Indian Holocaust': A Poem for Columbus Day

Engraving by Theodor de Bry, from Bartolome De Las Casas’s ‘A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies,’ depicting atrocities wreaked by Columbus and his men on the idsland of Hispaniola.

8. Provocative Columbus Day Artwork by Artist Gregg Deal

‘Please feel free to download, share, print, make into shirts, use as your avatar, or whatever,’ says artist Gregg Deal.

9. The Rise of Indigenous Peoples Day

10. Navajo Fluency Could Change Landscape of Navajo Election, Deschene Out?

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Chris Deschene has until October 19 to file an appeal or he’ll be out of the Navajo Nation Presidential election race.

11. Tiger Woods Inducts ‘Brother-for-Life’ Notah Begay III Into Hall of Fame

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Notah Begay III is inducted into the Stanford University Athletics Hall of Fame in the Bing Concert Hall on October 11, 2014.