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COVID-19 Shines a Light on the Digital Divide in Indian Country

While we are all seeing the impacts of COVID-19 to Indian Country as they relate to availability of food, water, health care and other necessities, I have been watching the impact from another angle too – the digital perspective.

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Recently in Native News

We’re sharing the most important COVID-19 updates from March, as well as a few headlines from Indian Country.

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National Homemade Bread Day and the History of Frybread

Nov. 17 is National Homemade Bread Day, and bread is one food that knows no cultural bounds. However, this day is also a reminder of the darker history behind Indian frybread.

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National Preparedness Month in Indian Country

This National Preparedness Month, it’s reassuring to know we’re implementing a new emergency preparedness model in Indian Country and empowering the tribes to respond locally at a moment’s notice when disaster strikes.

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Labor Day and Native American Employment Disparities

Labor Day: We hope employers will consider hiring Native Americans to foster a new generation of American labor and build a brighter future for all Americans.

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Legend of the Full Sturgeon Moon

For generations, Native Americans have marked cycles of the moon, like the Sturgeon Moon, to signify certain times of the year.

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Dream Catchers in Native Cultures

The origin of dream catchers is hard to pinpoint, but they appear likely related to the history of two cultures: the Ojibwe and the Lakota. So, is it cultural appropriation for others to use them?

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Climate Change: Its Impact on Indigenous People and Their Fight Against it

Native Americans are rallying together to fight climate change – because although it affects everyone, it has an even greater impact on Indigenous people.

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Storytelling in Native American Cultures

For centuries, us Lakota have carried our past through storytelliing, or oral tradition as we call it. Our stories tell the origin of entire nations, why animals looked or acted the way they did, and where or how entire cultural traditions originated.

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National Preparedness Month

Partnership With Native Americans was awarded a grant from Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies, to advance emergency preparedness in tribal communities and help them better prepare for disaster response. Pine Ridge, Cheyenne River and Crow Creek reservations in South Dakota will be assisted through training, collaboration and access to resources.

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