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Potawatomi Tribes Receive $4.2 Million Children’s Health Grant

Potawatomi Tribes Receive $4.2 Million Children's Health Grant

Three Potawatomi tribes in Michigan have received a grant of almost $4.2 million from the federal government to help promote children’s wellness through a five-year Project LAUNCH program. The federally-recognized Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi, Pokagon Band of Potawatomi and Gun Lake…

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Economic/Political impact of tribal health programs on/off reservation

Economic/Political impact of tribal health programs on/off reservation

In Brent D. Simcosky's presentation, "Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe: Tribal Best Practices-Providing Better Healthcare By Thinking Outside the Circle," he discusses the approach Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe developed to provide the best healthcare possible to its citizens despite inadequate resources…

Researchers Explore Roots of American Indian Resilience

Each week, inside the cafeteria of the New Directions enter, a Tucson behavioral health and substance abuse treatment facility, Tommy Begay channels heritage and history. He calls on the Navajo prayers and practices he learned from his great-grandmother to help others heal. “She taught me about…

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Rebuilding Family Life in Alice Springs and Central Australia: the social and community dimensions of change for our people

Rebuilding Family Life in Alice Springs and Central Australia: the social and community dimensions of change for our people

This paper has been released by the Central Australian Aboriginal Congress as a constructive contribution to the debate on the social crisis facing Alice Springs and Central Australia. It presents powerful ideas as well as concrete strategies for change that we believe can make a real difference…

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How Does Household Income Affect Child Personality Traits and Behaviors?How Does Household Income Affect Child Personality Traits and Behaviors

How Does Household Income Affect Child Personality Traits and Behaviors?

Existing research has investigated the effect of early childhood educational interventions on the child’s later-life outcomes. These studies have found limited impact of supplementary programs on children’s cognitive skills, but sustained effects on personality traits. We examine how a positive…

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Food Sovereignty Assessment Tool

Food Sovereignty Assessment Tool

There are many assets related to Native food systems. Increased consumption of healthy and traditional foods may lead to better health among community members, preserving one of the most important assets in any community, its people. Of course, healthy, productive people are a cornerstone of any…

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Good Food is Power: A collection of traditional foods stories from the Ramah Navajo Community, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and Tohono O’odham Nation

Good Food is Power: A collection of traditional foods stories from the Ramah Navajo Community, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and Tohono O'odham Nation

This report explores the traditional foods movement through the lenses of three traditional foods programs: the Ramah Navajo Community, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, and Tohono O’odham Nation. These stories were originally gathered by the University of Oklahoma’s American Indian Institute (Wesner,…

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Community-Led Development

Community-Led Development

The purpose of this paper is to explore the concept and practice of community-led development. It is an approach to tackling local problems that is taking hold throughout the world. While its expression may vary depending upon the community and the specific area of focus, there are nonetheless some…