Native Health

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Naomi’s Rain

A group of roughly 100 people gathered at the Oklahoma state capitol  yesterday to pay tribute to and demand justice for Naomi Whitecrow, a 2  year old Cheyenne and Arapaho tribal member killed in 2009 while in the care of a foster family.  The foster mother, Amy Holder, of Edmond, Oklahoma was found guilty in … Continue reading

Breast Cancer… It’s Not Just A Girl Thing

With the arrival of October, Breast Cancer Awareness campaigns are going into overdrive and with good reason. Nearly 250,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year; more than 11,000 of those women are under the age of 40. 40,000 women will fall victim and die of breast cancer.  And that number is rising. However, … Continue reading

Native Personal Trainer Certificat​ion

Why YOU should attend? 1. Getting some exercise most days of the week protects and improves your health. Many fitness clients get off diabetes, cholesterol and blood pressure meds after consistently exercising for 6-weeks or more! 2. This is the BEST introductory training available in Indian Country for those new to the fitness field. Nowhere … Continue reading

Indigenous Young Women: Speaking our Truths, Building our Strengths

Want to speak your truth and build on your strengths? Are you a young Indigenous woman between the ages of 16 and 25? Whether you are already involved in your community or are just starting to learn about your Indigenous culture, the Native Youth Sexual Health Network and Girls Action Foundation invite you to join … Continue reading

Craig Bruce ~Taking Care of Children

Craig Bruce, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, DDS, is now the National Pediatric Dentist Consultant for the Indian Health Service. When the article below was first written, he was the Navajo Area Regional Specialty Consultant at Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation Complex Dental Unit. Dr. Bruce is still based at the Tuba City facility … Continue reading

NARA, NW Presents 2nd Annual Spirit of Giving Conference!

When: Monday, October 10 · 8:00am – 11:00am Where: Red Lion Hotel 909 N Hayden Island Drive “Celebrating Partnerships in Culture & Integrated Health Care” For more info. on location, please visit: For more info. on the event, please email:

Lowering The Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

How can I lower my risk for diabetes? You can do a lot to lower your risk. The small steps you take can lead to big rewards. ➜Reach and maintain a reasonable body weight. ➜Make wise food choices most of the time. ➜Be physically active every day. ➜Take your prescribed medicines. Doing these things can … Continue reading

BREAKING THE CYCLE: Alcoholism and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome In Native American Indians

Original artwork by Janet Hinshaw. “Breaking the Cycle” © #2 pencil drawing on drawing paper. N.R. Fox © 2004 (This report was originally written in 2004 as a research paper.   Although several years have passed, the incidence of alcoholism in  Native America continues to rise and with it, crime, rape, and poverty  are also on … Continue reading

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