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Indigenous Intergenerational Trauma: Addiction in the Native American Culture

Trauma can happen to anyone regardless of their race, sex, culture, lineage, etc. However, those who are from cultures that have endured extreme violence, persecution, etc. are more susceptible to
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Congratulations Buu Nygren the Navajo President

Congratulations Buu Nygren the Navajo President

On January 10th, 2023, Buu Nygren was inaugurated as the President of the Navajo Nation. His victory in the general election was decisive, garnering him a 3,500-vote lead over incumbent
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Native American Substance Abuse Treatment Outcomes

Approximately 5.6 million Native Americans live in the United States. While this number is only 1.7 percent of the entire population, the rate of substance abuse or addiction issues are
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Hard Facts: Alcoholism and Drug Abuse on Reservations

One may think that those living on Native American reservations should feel acceptance and a sense of belonging because they are among their tribe. However, the reality of life on
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Indigenous Intergenerational Trauma and Addiction

It is a devastating fact that Native American people suffer disproportionately from addiction. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, over 26% of Native Americans aged 12 or older
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Independence Day: Celebrating Native Americans Contribution To Our Freedom

Americans celebrate its independence on July 4th, honoring the many individuals that have contributed to the freedoms that we celebrate as a country.  One thing many Americans may not be
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Allen King’s Man of the Year Award

Allen King’s Man of the Year Award Nomination Biography From the first moment I met Allen King, he inspired me. I knew that writing this would be a challenge due
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Missing, Murdered Native Women: Are We Paying Attention?

It’s a huge worry for families when someone goes missing. It’s even more tragic when a loved one is murdered. Sadly, for Native American women, the chance of becoming a
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Native Americans, Homelessness, & Substance Abuse

When it comes to homelessness, the Native American population is overrepresented in this area. Though a minority group within America, it has been estimated that they make up 8 percent
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Suicide Among the Native American Population

Losing anyone to suicide is tragic.  It’s no secret that around the world, the number of people committing suicide are growing. What many people don’t know is that the rates
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Native American Depression and Substance Abuse Go Hand-In-Hand

If you’re struggling with addiction or substance abuse issues, chances are you’re also struggling with some depression. At the very least, you may feel deep sadness or cycles of sadness
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