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Category Archives: Humanitarian

Two Worlds: Open Internet for Native America

Last Thursday, March 12, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission released the Open Internet Order in wake of the commission’s decision to regulate broadband Internet service as a public utility. While the new rules are detailed in some 400 pages of the Open Internet Order, according to the FCC the “…rules are designed to protect free […]

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Green Trends on the Rez: The Best of Two Worlds

As Andrew mentioned in his February 24 blog post on walking in two worlds, “there is the world of contemporary time and place defined by the mainstream culture, and there is the world of indigenous culture, knowledge and understanding.” In addition to the individual experience, the two worlds intersect in the realm of new tools […]

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Leon Hale, Walking in Two Worlds

When I think about the idea of “walking in two worlds,” I consider everything that encompasses. Does it mean that I am two people? Does it mean that I am a fragmented person? Perhaps it means both, or neither. At any rate, I had the honor of visiting with Leon Hale, an elderly man from […]

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Mary Mitchell, Walking in Two Worlds

Last week we kicked off our “Walking in Two Worlds” blog series by talking about maintaining physical, mental, emotional and spiritual balance in everyday life. Maintaining this kind of balance is critical for Native Americans living one life in two worlds. There is the world of contemporary time and place defined by the mainstream culture, […]

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Walking in Two Worlds

What does it mean for a Native American to “walk in two worlds” and does it apply to other cultures in the U.S.?

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10 Things You Must Start Now to Get Ready for College

10 things you must do to get ready for college, scholarships, ACT and SAT testing, for Native American and non-Native students and juniors in high school. Do not delay, follow this calendar.

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Staying Warm on the Reservations

How could it be that in 2014 a woman on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota froze to death when the state has grown from the seventh to the third largest of U.S. crude oil producers? While the death of Debbie Dogskin and the oil boom in North Dakota may seem unrelated, consider […]

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Native Youth Know How to Improve Public Health & Safety

Today at Arizona’s Indian Nations and Tribes Legislative Day, five talented and energized youth groups are presenting how they are going to make their communities safer and healthier. With the “Native Youth Know” partnership standing behind them, the five youth groups will receive the funding and support to make that possible. The Native Youth Know […]

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The Controversy over Keystone XL Pipeline

There is still much talk about the Keystone XL Pipeline and the controversy surrounding the construction of this transcontinental oil behemoth. Some argue for its construction as they say it will create pipeline jobs and boost local economies from Canada to Mexico, while others say no price tag can cover the harmful emissions and catastrophic […]

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Indian Reservations to Visit in Winter

Have you ever wondered about visiting an Indian reservation or tribal recreation area in the winter? There are many options open, but here are five in the southern and southwestern United States that may surprise you. Mescalero Apache: If you’re up for cold weather, snow sports may be just the thing. Ski Apache is a […]

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