Author and poet Sherman Alexie (Coeur d’Alene) plays the name game in his latest book for young readers “Thunder Boy Jr.” It’s a story about a boy who shares the same name as his father. Thunder Boy Jr. declares he wants a name that’s his own, one that celebrates something cool that he’s done. Have you ever wished for a name different from the one you were given at birth? We’ll get Alexie’s help following this character and his search for a name with our June Book of the Month selection.
Fewer than 3,000 police officers patrol more than 56 million acres in Indian Country. That’s the sobering statistic from the Bureau of Indian Affairs. All tolled, tribal law enforcement agencies need … [Read More...]
A “devastating epidemic” is the phrase used by U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell to describe opioid abuse. Treatment for addicts continues to evolve. One approach, Medically … [Read More...]
Fermented fish eggs and sheep’s head are considered delicacies to some tribes. But since burgers and pizza made their way to Native communities, our palates changed and we don’t eat them as often. The … [Read More...]
Sex offenders pose a pervasive threat to our sense of security. There are hundreds of registered sex offenders in our Native communities. Many pose little risk and have lived in their communities for … [Read More...]
The Supreme Court handed a victory for tribal court sovereignty in a case involving domestic abuse sentencing. We’ll examine the details behind the unanimous ruling in US v Bryant and what it means … [Read More...]
Residential fires are steadily declining. Still, an average of seven people die each day from home fires, according to the latest figures from the National Fire Protection Association. And Native … [Read More...]
Maybe it’s their weird-looking faces, leathery wings and wild flight patterns that creep people out. But the truth is bats are next to harmless. They are very important to the environment as … [Read More...]