Tag Archives: American Indian

College is a Realistic and Necessary Goal for Native Youth

In the midst of the hot, long summer days when children are free from classrooms, school is often the last thing on everyone’s minds. And unfortunately, that thinking can bleed into the school year, as many youth do not see postsecondary education (or college) as a realistic goal. Seemingly, nor should they, based on the […]

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BIE Schools & Free Education for Native Americans

Native Americans pay the financial cost, the emotional cost, and the same uncertainty about employment after college that many Americans face.

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HealthCare for Native Americans

Unable to make it through a fiscal year without running out of funds, I.H.S. is limiting treatment to only the most sensitive cases such as those involving loss of life or limb, so this nonprofit supports preventative healthcare on the reservations.

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Honoring Native Youth: Preventing Youth Suicide

The rate of suicide among American Indians/Alaskan Natives aged 15-34 is 2.5 times higher than the national average.

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DNA Testing for Native Ancestry

DNA testing for Native ancestry. genetic markers cannot perfectly predict whether someone is Native and they certainly cannot test or predict a specific tribe.

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Tracing Native Ancestry

How do I trace my Native American ancestry?  How do I become an enrolled member of a Native American tribe? Both commonly heard questions at National Relief Charities, the simple answer to each is “it depends.” To be fair, tracing Native American ancestry is just as difficult as tracing any ancestry.  A great deal of […]

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Four Directions Development Training

Four Directions Leadership Development is unlike any training offered in Indian country. Participants complete a six-month program, during which they self-identify personal and professional development goals and work with mentors to attain them.

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Native American Businesses

How many Native American businesses exist, and why is starting a business on the reservation difficult? The impoverishment that spans entire communities on many of the reservations we serve makes it difficult to build a customer base that can support a business long-term.

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Two Worlds: Native Culture Preservation

“I think a lot of people think about indigenous cultures as ancient or backward. But what I’ve found is that Iñupiaq culture — think about how innovative that culture was to be able to survive to now.” – Sean Vesce, E-Line Media Indigenous innovation is a declaration of survival written by the creative utilization of […]

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Two Worlds: Native Language Meets Technology

Native American language preservation meets technology… The journey that began some seven years ago to save the Wukchumni language reflects all we have been discussing in our “Walking in Two Worlds” blog series.

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