By Arne Vainio, M.D.
News From Indian Country

I was shopping for tractor parts when a young Native American man came up to me. “Are you the doctor on Native Report?” He asked.
 
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By Sandra Hale Schulman
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Arizona, St. Michaels – Funeral services for Billy Yazzie, 91, were held July 3, 2019 at the Mother of Mankind Catholic Church in St. Michaels.  Interment followed at the St. Michaels community cemetery.  Billy was born Aug. 14, 1927 in Hunter’s Point, AZ., into the Dibelzhini (Black Sheep Clan), born for Tl’ogi (Hairy Ones Clan).  He passed away June 29, 2019, in Gallup, NM.
 
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By Doug George-Kanentiio©
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This week's stories:  First Nations women to be treated equal under the Indian Act for the first time; Phone app showcases Indigenous history in Washington DC; Joy Harjo releases 16th book of poetry; Salmon returned to upper Columbia River in Washington state; Cherokee Nation opens new museum.

 
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This week's stories:  The Health Care Access for Urban Native Veterans Act introduced in Congress; Rez ball docuseries “Basketball or Nothing” on Netflix; Native American Agriculture Fund announced first call for applications; Sherry Salway Black to receive the 2019 John W. Gardner Leadership Award, Yurok Tribe set to offer traditional canoe tours next spring on the Klamath river.

 
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This week's stories:  EPA approves airspeed predesignation for Kalispel Reservation; Drone being considered for delivery of tribal votes from Havasupai Reservation; ANA awards grants to preserve Native American languages; New digital library brings Indigenous voices into the classroom; Native women art exhibit set to tour top art institutions.

 
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