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Mitakuye Oyasin

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Mitakuye oyasin is a phrase from the Lakota language.  It reflects the world view of interconnectedness held by the Lakota people.  The phrase translates as “all my relatives,” “we are all related,” or “all my relations.”  It is a prayer of oneness and harmony with all forms of life:  other people, animals, birds, insects, trees and plants, and even rocks, rivers, mountains and valleys. 10 more words

Native American

SisterSong. A Reproductive Health Agenda for Women of Color, n.d.

SisterSong is a group of 16 organizations that focus on reproductive health. They focus on the Black, Latin@, Asian/Pacific Islander and Native American communities. The article looks at how communities of color are lacking access to health. 20 more words

Sexual Health Education

TASHAPIATHACHO: Choctaw "Trail of Tears"

Removal of the Choctaw Nation.

I located my 5th great-grandmother (on my mom’s side) Molly, widow of Tashapitahacho, on the infamous Armstrong Roll of 1831. 97 more words


HHS Grants for Native Americans and Native American Caregiver Support Program

Description:       The ACL/AoA is responsible for administering Title VI of the Older Americans Act (OAA). Through this title, grants are awarded to Indian tribal organizations representing federally recognized Tribes and public or nonprofit private organizations that have the capacity to provide services to Native Hawaiians for providing nutritional and supportive services to at least 50 Indian and Native Hawaiian elders age 60 and older under Parts A and B and family caregiver support services under Part C. 259 more words

Express Language For Legal Aid

A Gourd to Collect

  To collect the June cattail pollen, I used a large gourd bowl and bent the flower to tap the pollen into the container.  Cattail pollen is like talcum powder and needs to be collected so that air currents do not diminish your harvest. 7 more words

Food History

DNA you didn't get

DNA is a fascinating topic for genealogy, and an increasingly popular one as well.  I’m talking here about autosomal DNA – not the father-to-son (Y chromosome) or mother-to-daughter (mitochondrial) DNA that goes back to forever.  248 more words