August 2020

Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Dine' Hataalii Association responds after Navajo President's veto of funding for traditional healers

Navajo tea photo courtesy NPR
Dine' Hataalii ask why they are being denied funding to help relieve pain and suffering in this pandemic after the Navajo President vetoed CARES Act funding to Dine' Hataalii. They are the Original Health Care System of the Dine' and 'the leaders and caretakers of Dine' traditional and cultural wisdom, ceremony, and herbal healing knowledge.'

Candi Brings Plenty 'Buffalo meat for relatives: Food security the Lakota way'

It is part of our Lakota virtues, 'WaĆanté Ognaké' and 'WaUnśila,' for us to give what is in our hands and in our refrigerators to provided for families in need, this is how our Lakota kinship societies stayed strong, we provided what was needed in our Tiyośpiyés (extended family/ Entire encampment) when we were privileged to have more than our own Tiwahé (family/individual Tipi) needed. -- Candi Brings Plenty

Candi Brings Plenty
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July 13, 2010

I found a BUFFALO to purchase from the Oglala Sioux Tribe Parks and Recs, I am in need of $500. I want to donate this buffalo to the Oyaté who are kuja (sick) with COVID-19 here in the Black Hills. I would like to have a traditional buffalo kill ceremony, to pray over the meat as pejuta (medicine).

This buffalo will be offered to those of us that cook weekly for our sick relatives for the meals we deliver to them. We have been cooking a hot dinner for fifty-seven days for relatives and their entire families here in the Black Hills.

StrongHearts Native Helpline 'Stacking Up the Numbers'

Stacking Up The Numbers

StrongHearts Native Helpline Staff
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Answering the call to action, StrongHearts Native Helpline has become a trusted resource for Native Americans impacted by domestic violence. In just over three years, hours of operation have been extended, call volume increased, chat advocacy was launched and the numbers are stacking up.