Topic: Health and Wellness

Sexual Assault: A Horrifying Reality for Native American Girls

The following post contains mature themes and references. Imagine growing up in an environment where it is only a matter of time before you experience some sort of sexual assault or violence. For most...

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Living to Tell: A Sex Trafficking Victim's Account

January is Human Trafficking Awareness month. While this article was originally written and published in 2016, its contents are still very relevant. In fact, according to Business Insider, "Since 2007...

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Protect Native Women and Children

In South Dakota, October 19, kicks off South Dakota’s annual pheasant season opener, offering access to nearly 4.5 million acres of public land. It is the largest hunting attraction in the state, so i...

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The Trauma of Loss: Singing for Grief in “Watch Over Me”

In today's post, Talon Bazille Ducheneaux/ShootsTheEnemy, founder of Wonahun Was’te’ Records, shares about grief in Native American communities and how one special song came to life in the wake of a p...

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A Place to Grow

“If you build it, they will come.” An old adage, but according to the Crow Creek District [CCD] Representative Carla Pickner, a true one. Last summer, she saw the community come together day after day...

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Native American Culture and Yoga: A Healing Partnership

 All great cultures have traditions and teachings that offer truth for our lives today. Whether these traditions and teachings are spiritual, philosophical, or physical, they all serve to connect pres...

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Native Hope Leaders’ Society- The Importance of Support

Most Native youth don’t get the support they need from families or others, and some families don’t encourage their kids. The Pygmalion effect helps explain this: people tend to perform at the level th...

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Building a Culture of Endurance: A Video Interview with Dirk Whitebreast

The day Dirk Whitebreast lost his sister was the last day he touched alcohol. A member of the Sac and Fox tribe (Meskwaki Nation), Whitebreast and his two sisters were raised by his grandmother and gr...

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How Trauma Gets Passed Down Through Generations

There are doubts and conversations that play out often in the heads of those who suffer from psychological and emotional wounds. “Maybe I’m exaggerating. Why do I have to be so dramatic about what hap...

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