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Fossil Fuel Replacer Food Series

Stand Up to Oil Pacific NW Traditional Foods and Medicines: Restoring our Bodies, Spirits and Culture MAY 20, 2020 & MAY 22, 2020 Two Public Events ·Hosted by Nakani Native Program Presenters: Lindsey Crofoot  Wed., May 20 4-6:30 PM PDT Valerie Segrest   Fri. May...

Support the Canoe Journey: Honoring Our Medicine!

The Power Paddle to Puyallup has already begun, as more than 100 canoe families from far and wide have taken to the water for the journey to the final celebration. Bill Sterud, Chairman of the Puyallup Tribal Council, said the "Canoe Journey Restores Connections and...

Fossil Fuel Replacer Food Series

Stand Up to Oil Pacific NW Traditional Foods and Medicines: Restoring our Bodies, Spirits and Culture MAY 20, 2020 & MAY 22, 2020 Two Public Events ·Hosted by Nakani Native Program Presenters: Lindsey Crofoot  Wed., May 20 4-6:30 PM PDT Valerie Segrest   Fri. May...

Support the Canoe Journey: Honoring Our Medicine!

The Power Paddle to Puyallup has already begun, as more than 100 canoe families from far and wide have taken to the water for the journey to the final celebration. Bill Sterud, Chairman of the Puyallup Tribal Council, said the "Canoe Journey Restores Connections and...

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Building a better data report

Building a Better Data Report with Johns Hopkins Partnerships
https://indiancountrytoday.com/news/building-a-better-data-report-ruKxWe4W9kiaYpsw2d-6Ig

Letter from the editor: The case for collaboration

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Minneapolis Youth Center Catches Fire in Riot — Native News Online

https://nativenewsonline.net/currents/minneapolis-youth-center-catches-fire-in-riot/

Tweet Breaking News Published May 29, 2020 MINNEAPOLIS — Migizi Communication, a 40-year-old American Indian youth organization, was set on fire early Friday morning in Minneapolis as the city ... See more

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Robin Wall Kimmerer: 'People can’t understand the world as a gift unless someone shows them how'

Thank you Dr. Kimmerer! You've done so much to wake people up to the real necessities of our time!

"Kimmerer often thinks about how best to use her time and energy during this troubled era. Though ... See more

Her book Braiding Sweetgrass has been a surprise bestseller. The nature writer talks about her fight for plant rights, and why she hopes the pandemic will increase human compassion for the natural ... See more

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Hundreds of non-medical masks with Indigenous flair made for First Nations communities | CBC News

Great work! Nakani is funding a similar effort through Andrea Alexander's Tribal Technologies program.

A professor from Thompson Rivers University has made 700 non-medical masks using fabric with Indigenous designs for First Nations communities all over B.C., and in other parts of North America.

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COVID-19 has been brutal in Indian country — just like past epidemics were

An important historical perspective on COVID-19. "As Dina Gilio-Whitaker (Colville Confederated Tribes) argued recently, “We must change the way we inhabit the planet.” If we don’t, COVID-19 ... See more

European colonialism changed local ecosystems at unprecedented speeds, accelerating the effects of climate change and disrupting the ability of indigenous healers to treat the sick. These same ... See more

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Being Native American in Covid-19 | Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics

Edgar Villanueva's "Being Native American in COVID-19" https://www.lushusa.com/stories/article-being-native-american-in-covid-19.html?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=covids-mv-2020

Edgar Villanueva, social justice philanthropy activist, mentor and award-winning author of Decolonizing Wealth, shares his story and perspective on being Native American in Covid-19.

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Legendary Actor Wes Studi Urges the Public to Assist Indian Country Amid Pandemic — Native News Online

Wes Studi's PSA
https://nativenewsonline.net/currents/legendary-actor-wes-studi-urges-the-public-to-assist-indian-country-amid-pandemic/

Tweet ADDISON, Texas — From small-town Oklahoma native to internationally acclaimed actor and musician, Wes Studi forever changed a stereotype with his unforgettable performances in Dances with ... See more

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Videos | Nakani

New videos available on our webpage: https://nakani.org/videos/

Videos Get in Touch. Get Involved. Consider making a donation to the Nakani Native Program, contributions to Nakani are tax deductible, as we are a 501(c)3 organization, Federal ID: 82-2361294 Share ... See more

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Nature Walk with Ken Workman

Want to get to know our area? Watch this video from one of our revered local elders!

Please join us for this virtual “Nature Walk with Ken Workman” — 4th great-grandson of Chief Seattle — took place on August 4, 2018, in the…

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UC becomes nation's largest university to divest fully from fossil fuels

University of California Divests from Fossil Fuels
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-05-19/uc-fossil-fuel-divest-climate-change

The University of California has fully divested from all fossil fuels, the nation's largest university to do so as pressure grows at Harvard, Stanford and other campuses to join the fight against ... See more

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