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Stereotypes about Native Americans and alcohol debunked

In contrast to enduring stories about extraordinarily high rates of alcohol misuse among Native Americans, researchers have found that Native Americans' binge and heavy drinking rates actually match those of whites. The groups differed regarding abstinence: Native Americans were more likely to abstain from alcohol use.

Study Debunks Notions About Native Americans, Alcohol

Native Americans are more likely to abstain from alcohol than whites are, and heavy drinking and binge drinking rates are about the same for both groups, according to a UA study.

Stereotypes about Native Americans and alcohol debunked by UA study

TUCSON, Ariz. - In contrast to enduring stories about extraordinarily high rates of alcohol misuse among Native Americans, University of Arizona researchers have found that Native Americans' binge and heavy drinking rates actually match those of whites. The groups differed regarding abstinence: Native Americans were more likely to abstain from alcohol use. read more

Indigenous Activists in Seattle Launch a "Stop Disenrollment" Campaign

Matt Remle, a local Native American activist, displays his message against disenrollment in Lakota: át?a?i? šni, which means "to make invisible, to vanish." stopdisenrollment.com A group of indigenous activists based in Seattle launched...Show More Summary

The 58 Best Things To Do This Week: February 8-14

Don't miss 2155: An Exploration of Afrofuturism in Performance Art at Gay City this weekend. This week, our arts critics have recommended the best events in every genre—from K. Tsianina Lomawaima's talk about Native Americans and sports team mascots to a feminist movie party, and from a talk featuring Amber Tamblyn to the Seattle blind cafe. Show More Summary

The Value Of Real Architecture In A Strip-Malled State

“Cities traded rich architectural histories — marked by encounters and conflicts between Native Americans, the Spanish, the French, and later arrivals from Europe and the Caribbean — for easy money in the form of modern coastal development. This makes sense; there is money in waterfront property. But this is no charming Nantucket or Cape Cod; […]

17-Year Old Honor Student Killed By Impoverished Living Conditions

For this young Native American honor student, life was far too hard and much too short. A 17-year-old Navajo girl has died ofHantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome, a serious respiratory disease likely caused by contact with infected rodent droppings. The...Show More Summary

At This Church It's Perfectly Legal to Sell Weed

A national Native American church that courts have allowed to possess and distribute peyote will soon open branches in three former Orange County pot shops, where they plan to use and dispense marijuana and other illegal drugs as part of religious ceremonies. Show More Summary

Bigfoot of Blair County: Lightning Man

The AIMS team heads to Blair County, PA looking for a Bigfoot known as the "Lightning Man". After meeting the eyewitnesses, the team believes that the key to this investigation may be a Native American lightning symbol hidden inside a secluded barn.

Arizona Basketball Team Wins Reversal of Navajo Hair Bun Ban

Arizona athletic officials have apologized for barring a mostly Native American high school basketball team from playing with Navajo buns in their hair, clearing the way for them to sport the tribal symbol of rejuvenation at a game on Friday.

Court Clarifies Equitable Tolling Rules in Menominee Tribe Case

The Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act allows Native American tribes to take over certain aid programs that would otherwise be the responsibility of the federal government. The Menominee Tribe of Wisconsin did just that, entering into a "self-determination contract" with the Indian Health Services. Contracting tribes are eligible......

Pinson Mounds State Archeological Park in Pinson, Tennessee

Located in Madison County, Tennessee, this park’s many geographical features were shaped by ancient Native Americans during the Middle Woodland period (1-500 CE). 2,000 years ago, the land that is now the 1,200-acre Pinson Mounds State Archaeological Park was a bustling place. Show More Summary

Lawmakers Push White House To Repair Neglected Native American Schools

It can be difficult for students in Minnesota's Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School to learn when their classrooms are covered in mold, reek of the smell of sewage and sometimes suffer from rodent infestations. But for years, Congress has failed...Show More Summary

How Sacheen Littlefeather's refusal of Marlon Brando's Oscar inspired Jada Pinkett Smith to boycott Oscars

Forty-two years before the #OscarsSoWhite debate, a lone woman of color stood up against Hollywood. In 1973, Native American actress and activist Sacheen Littlefeather refused Marlon Brando's Oscar in front of millions of viewers. On Brando's behalf, she used the opportunity to make a political...

Montana Has Its First Openly Gay Candidate for Statewide Office

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Denise Juneau, the first Native American woman to win a statewide elective office, has become the first openly gay candidate in Montana. Juneau, who was elected state superintendent of Public Instruction in 2008 and re-elected in 2012, announced her… Read The post Montana Has Its First Openly Gay Candidate for Statewide Office appeared first on Towleroad.

Purchase Your Own Miniature Piece of the Wild West

Arizona’s Settlers West Galleries prepares to host its annual American Miniatures show. For 30 years, a replica of a red Cheyenne shield has hung on a wall in the studio of Howard Terpning, an artist renowned for his Native American–themed paintings. Show More Summary

Feds Overlook Toxic Water Crises in Native American Communities

Many US communities have toxic drinking water, much like in Flint, Michigan, and Navajo water supplies are more poisoned even than Flint, and have been for decades, according to Brenda Norrell, a reporter in Indian country.

‘The Oregon Trail’ could have used a Native American viewpoint, says co-creator

One of the three co-creators of “The Oregon Trail,” took to Reddit on Monday to field questions on the video game, which introduced scores of school children to the trials and tribulations of pioneer life in America, including bouts with dysentery. Show More Summary

Native Americans Propose Oil Railway to Valdez Alaska From Alberta

The battle over the Keystone Pipeline was mired in politics, but the reality is that three times' more oil than the pipeline would have transported is now traveling through existing pipelines. But another even more audacious export scheme...Show More Summary

German artists challenge idealization of Native Americans

Proud, noble and in close touch with nature: Karl May's Winnetou continues to influence the image of the Native Americans ("Indianer") in German-speaking countries to this day. read more

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