By Tara Duggan – SFChronicle.com – Photo: Renan Ozturk.
Photo: Sammy Gensaw III prepares salmon in the traditional way at the Klamath River on the Yurok Reservation.
“Indigenous food sovereignty is what I’m really passionate about,” Henthorne said. A graduate student in public health at Washington University in St. Louis with plans to get a medical degree, she wants to reintroduce indigenous foods to her tribe to battle the diet-related illnesses that disproportionately affect Indian populations.
By Staff Reporter – RedRockNews.com – Photo Not Credited.
Navajo/Ute flutist R. Carlos Nakai is the headline performer for the Verde Valley Sinfonietta’s first concert program of its 13th season — Nakai in Concert. In addition to his solo appearances throughout the United States, Europe and Japan, Nakai has worked with guitarist William Eaton, flutist Paul Horn, composers James DeMars and Phillip Glass, and various symphony orchestras.
By LamarUniversityPress.com – UP Graphic By Olivia Malick.
The National Congress of American Indians website states, “Heritage Month is an opportune time to educate the general public about tribes, raise a general awareness about the unique challenges native people have faced both historically and in the present, and the ways in which tribal citizens have worked to conquer these challenges.” Native American Heritage Month is relatively new and is not as publicized, meaning many people are not aware that it exists.
By Luke Mcdonagh/The Conversation – Phys.org – Image: Tashatuvango/Shutterstock.
Allergan, the drugmaker behind Botox, is using an unprecedented tactic to protect its valuable patents – angering lawyers and politicians, and keeping the price of its medicines high.
There has long been a debate about patents and traditional knowledge in developing countries. Pharmaceutical companies in the West, like Allergan, are often accused of “bio-prospecting”. They collect raw samples of traditional medicines and plants, whose healing properties have been known to locals for centuries, and patent modified extracts of the active ingredients. (Under patent law, existing natural materials such as plants and trees cannot be patented as they are not “novel”.)
By SDSU iGrow – IGrow.org – Image Courtesy of iGrow.
Brookings, South Dakota – Native Americans have a rich culture that is important when addressing aging and caregiving. When working with Native American elders, Leacey E. Brown, SDSU Extension Gerontology Field Specialist encourages caregivers to review resources developed by Native People for Native people. Some of these resources can be found at the National Resource Center on Native American Aging (NRCNAA).