By Ricey Wild
News From Indian Country

The Cat of the Month features The RZA. (Yes, as in Wu Tang Clan) I have a thing for musical geniuses. I was feeling all salty, grumpy, sad and stabby before he came sat on my lap and purred and kissed all that away. Well, for now.
 
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By Arne Vainio, M.D.
News From Indian Country

She was working hard to breathe. She always worked hard, but this time was different. She didn’t even pay attention to me, she only looked straight ahead at nothing. There was fear in her wide open eyes as she struggled to catch her next breath.
 
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This week's stories: Wells Fargo hires Dawson Her Many Horses to lead services to Native Americans; Fertile Ground Leadership Institute announced; Native American Basket exhibition at Eiteljorg Museum; Cherokee Nation teams up with Rogers State University to offer online language courses; New film “Indian Horse” exposes Canada’s residential school system; Native News Update available as Podcast.
 
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This week's stories: Wisconsin Governor signs burial mounds bill and tribal ID bill into law; The American Indian College Fund hosts its’ annual Flame of Hope Gala; Cherokee Nation citizen receives national recognition; New Indigenous film released in response to the #MeToo movement; Rita Coolidge releases new album, “Safe in the Arms of Time.”
 
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This week's stories: StrongHearts Native Helpline celebrates a successful first year of operations; Native Americans recognized by Archbishop José Gomez; 2018 Native American and Alaska Native children school program grant open; Healthy Children, Healthy Nations initiative looking for additional partners; The fiirst Native American fashion designer to have a gown worn at the Oscars.
 
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By Ricey Wild
News From Indian Country

I summon calmness. I summon clarity. I summon spirit. I did not summon Purrince who is trying to lie in my lap while writing this. (I gave him a gentle ‘git’).
 
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By Arne Vainio, M.D.
News From Indian Country

“I want to know how he could have missed part of the cancer. It was right there on the CT scan and he thought they got all of it. Now it’s back and it’s spreading and I have grandkids. This is his fault and I want to know what my options are.”
 
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