Author Archives: Tristan Picotte

World Diabetes Day & Diabetes in Native Communities

The rate of diabetes in Native Americans is 15 percent, more than for any other race. And why is this?

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The Fall Harvest, and Harvest Moons

For indigenous people who still work the lands to grow the foods that their ancestors once ate, the fall harvest is still important.

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Columbus Day: Shift the Focus

Can you tell me what the upcoming holiday is? Depending on who you are, that answer is going to change. For most, it’s Columbus Day and the history taught in school, and for others, Native American Day or Indigenous Peoples Day. Regardless of what you call it, the celebration of Columbus can be taken as […]

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National Preparedness Month & Disaster Relief

As a first responder for the reservations, PWNA meets the unexpected year-round. PWNA relies on individual donors as well as bulk donations of in-kind products to provide emergency relief and other emergency supplies and services in need by the tribes.

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What Patriotism Means to Me, as a Native American

There was a time when I was asked what to do when the National Anthem played. As a child I had always done the pledge of allegiance at school. Yet, as I grew older I started looking into Native American history…

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Pocahontas: Fact & Fiction

The real story of Pocahontas (Amonute, Matoaka, Rebecca) is much more dramatic and possibly much darker than most people realize.

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Remembrance of Native Traditions on Memorial Day

What does your culture mean to you? Why do you practice your traditions? How do these tie into today’s society? In remembrance of tradition, culture, and values passed along many generations, I ask: How do you remember your culture? I have always questioned what kind of role my culture plays in today’s society, and how […]

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Rain Dance, Correcting the Myth

The rain dance is hardly the only misconception that exists about Indian peoples. Sometimes it’s too easy to view all native communities as sharing a single culture..

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Access to Healthy Food on the Reservations

Partnership With Native Americans supports national nutrition and a return to traditional diets through gardens, healthy cooking classes, training on canning, preservation and a mobile unit for nutrition training in remote tribal communities.

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Native Art, and Native Artists Making Headlines

It’s easy to find Native art and Native artists at many large gatherings, be it powwows, art festivals, or even some city events and markets where vendors can set up a booth.

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