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The Past Is a Very Living Thing: Try Not to Forget It

By Joan Chittister — 2009

The Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers petition to Pope Benedict XVI asking to revoke the three papal bulls authorizing the conversion and subjugation of the Indigenous Peoples of America.

Read on www.ncronline.org

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Social Media Helps Native Americans Preserve Cultural Traditions During Pandemic

Many Native people have found innovative ways throughout the pandemic to continue sharing their culture despite physical distancing restrictions. Social media groups have provided some remedies, in ways that may continue after the pandemic wanes.

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The Healing Power of Heritage

Interventions rooted in indigenous traditions are helping to prevent suicide and addiction in American Indian and Alaska Native communities.

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Moving into Right Relations with Mona Polacca

“Women are like a mirror image of Mother Earth. We feel her pain. These heartaches that we feel are part of the compassion that women have, and we need to act on that compassion.” Mona Polacca.

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Connection and Empowerment for Native People: The Teachings of the Bow and Arrow

Most Americans think of the bow and arrow as a tool for hunting or sports. But writer and craftsman Joseph Marshall III has always seen the bow and arrow as a source of spiritual guidance.

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What Do We Owe Indigenous America?

We’ve also learned that, unlike other Americans who have had crimes committed against them, Native people, historically and today, have had little success seeking reparations in court.

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Why Modern Indigenous Parents Are Turning to Traditional Pregnancy Practices

Like many other First Nations and Native American parents of our generation across Canada and the USA, we are doing everything we can to reclaim culturally significant pregnancy and birthing practices.

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Native Perspectives on the 40th Anniversary of the American Indian Religious Freedom Act

The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution states: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” Forty years ago, the American Indian Religious Freedom Act finally finally extended that right to the country’s Native citizens.

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Mother-Daughter Therapists Focus on BIPOC, LGBTQ Communities

For the owners of Magnolia Wellness, LLC, mental health is more than just a brain issue. Rather, say Gizelle Tircuit and her daughter Janelle Posey-Green, emotional wellness goes far beyond what’s inside someone’s head, encompassing their body, their community, their culture and more.

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14 Mental Health Resources for the BIPOC Community

Here are helpful ways to find support and make your mental wellbeing a top priority.

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The BIPOC Project

The BIPOC Project aims to build authentic and lasting solidarity among Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC), in order to undo Native invisibility, anti-Blackness, dismantle white supremacy and advance racial justice.

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BIPOC Well-Being