Are we done with masks?

Three experts review the latest findings By Peter White An international network of health researchers reviewed 78 randomized controlled studies and concluded that wearing masks has little or no effect on spreading the flu, COVID, or other respiratory diseases. The Cochrane collaborative published their findings in a January 2023 report which found frequent hand washing did more than masks to […]

Interior action to restore bison populations

WASHINGTON – The Department of the Interior announced several new steps to restore wild and healthy populations of American bison and the prairie grassland ecosystem. Through a new Secretary’s Order and over $25 million from the Inflation Reduction Act, the Department will empower its bureaus and partners to use the best available science and Indigenous Knowledge to help restore bison across […]

Legal fight over Student Debt a Perlude to a Political Battle

“Survey data suggest a college degree is increasingly tied to identification with the Democratic Party. Forty-one percent of Democratic voters in 2019 had at least a college degree, up from just 22% in 1996, Pew Research Center surveys show. By comparison, 30% of GOP voters in 2019 had a degree, up slightly from 27% in 1996.”   Legal fight over […]

How does a BILL become a LAW??

Many tribal people in Montana don’t pay much attention to what the Montana Legislature does. I suggest that we do, because many programs helpful to tribal members on reservations flow through MT State government things such as SNAP (food stamps) and commodities; Low Income Energy Assistance; Medicare Expansion etc.; copays for insulin, foster care placements, etc,; support for the MMIW, […]

Indian Health Service Announces New Deputy Director for Intergovernmental Affairs

WASHINGTON, DC—The Indian Health Service is announcing the appointment of Stacey Ecoffey, an enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, as the new deputy director for intergovernmental affairs at IHS headquarters. In this position, Ecoffey is responsible for providing leadership on tribal and urban Indian health activities through oversight of the Office of Tribal Self-Governance, Office of Direct Service and Contracting […]

Wacipi Circuit

March 2023   March 17 – 19, 2023 47th Annual Denver March Powwow Denver Coliseum P.O. Box 19178 4600 Humboldt Street Denver, CO 80216 (303) 934-8045 denvermarchpowwow@comcast.net denvermarchpowwow.org   March 19, 2023, 11am-6pm 1st Annual Marin Powwow Miller Creek Middle School, 2255 Las Gallinas Ave., San Rafael, CA. 94903 Hosted by Marin American Indian Alliance and Sponsored by Marin Community […]

Community Calander

Oaye Luta Okolakiciye Moving forward in a Sacred Way Every Tuesday 7pm-8pm 937 E. North St. Suite 401 Rapid City Talking Circles are based upon equality between participants and the principle of sharing power with each other instead of having power over one another. The purpose of a talking circle is a symbol of respect for the thought, stories, and individual […]

You Are Not Alone

Most people misunderstand that alcoholism has minimal visible symptoms beyond withdrawal. The Year of The Dog a recent film by director Rob Grabow has been praised by ScriptMag as: “… capturing the authenticity and vulnerability about complicated situations that are typically brushed under the rug.” Maybe people would understand if alcoholism came with some sort of visible attribute that clearly […]

The Way it Was

Charles Alexander Eastman (February 19, 1858 – January 8, 1939), Ohiye S’a, was a Mdewakanton Dakota physician, writer, and social reformer. He was the first Native American to be certified in Western medicine and was “one of the most prolific authors and speakers on Sioux ethnohistory and American Indian affairs” in the early 20th Century. Eastman’s father, a Santee Dakota […]

Maria’s shrimp tacos are worth the trip to Custer

Grouchy generally researches the history of any restaurant reviewed, but there was very little info available about Maria’s Mexican Restaurant in Custer. The hours are limited but if you should catch this place actually open, it’s worth the visit. Karen’s abound, and they mostly wouldn’t like Maria’s because the food is not the processed Tex-Mex most Americans think is authentic […]