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A Day in the Life of a Community Health Representative

On Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day, PWNA honors CHRs for being role models and committing themselves to improving the health and welfare of their neighbors, families and tribal nations.

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What is Tribal Sovereignty?

Lately, there has been much focus on sovereignty, a huge issue for tribes. And this is important in that it can perhaps bring to light the unique relationships that exist between the United States and the Indian nations. This starts with the need to understand just what “sovereignty” is and how that meaning is interpreted, […]

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Eastern Tribes

The Indian. What or who is that? Well, when I ask myself this question, the answer is easy. Me. I’m laughing, but seriously… As an almost full blood Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota, with a rich family history that runs from the Dakota War of 1862, to the Pike Expedition, to the War of 1812 when my grandfathers fought for […]

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Treaty Series: Keystone XL Pipeline

Many of you may have heard of the Keystone Pipeline XL, which is a proposed pipeline that will transport toxic tar sands from the oil fields of Alberta, Canada, into the U.S. to be converted into oil. This is topic of much debate. TransCanada, the company that wants to build the proposed pipeline, touts the […]

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#STARTARYOT: If you could help A Native American, would you?

Please share this link for our STARTARYOT# contest. Together, we can provide healthy food for Native Americans.

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Treaty Series: The Broken Treaty of Little Arkansas River

The United States has not fulfilled the treaty obligations to those descendants of the Sand Creek Massacre.

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Treaty Series: The Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868

Murray discusses the Ft. Laramie Treaty of 1868 and how the United States has fallen short of its promises in the treaty.

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Treaty Series: What is a Treaty?

Treaties are a legally binding promise between two sovereign nations. Murray will discuss some treaties between the United States and the Native American tribes in his upcoming blogs.

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“Indians are Persons” Under the Law

In 1879 a court ruled that Indians are “persons”, a point that should not have been questioned in the first place.

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Traditional Healers in Indian Healthcare

The healthcare of Native Americans could be greatly improved with the integration of traditional healing and modern medicine.

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