By Arne Vainio, M.D.
News From Indian Country

KUMD 103.3 asked me to read my stories on the air. I’ve been writing them for over ten years and I was pretty excited when they asked me. I went in for a test read so the station could see how my voice would sound, how long each story would be and if this would even lend itself to being something worth doing.
 
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By Ricey Wild
News From Indian Country

No matter your age right now, imagine yourself almost 100 years old. Wow, right? I’m trying to fathom that and I just can’t even! Well my beloved Gramma Rose will celebrate three digits this May 15th.
 
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This week's stories: American Indian Business Leaders honors founding members by creating the AIBL Founders Scholarship; Cherokee Nation Distributors named Sikorsky elite; Kaibab National Forest partners with Native American Tribes; National Day of Awareness for Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls.
 
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 - Ten #NativeVote18 candidates running for statewide offices; Election Note: No elected Democrats in Idaho, but Medicaid expansion makes ballot -
 
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Arizona, Ganado – Funeral services for Sammie Slivers Sr., 95, of Ganado were held Mar. 3, 2018 at the Ganado Presbyterian Church.  Burial followed in Ganado.  Sammie was born Feb. 15, 1923, in Ganado, into the Tsenjikini (Honey Combed Rock People Clan), born for Tl’izi lani (Many Goats Clan). Sammie passed away Feb. 26, 2018, in Ganado.
 
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This week's stories: A map drawn by a Native American for Lewis & Clark discovered; “100 Years: Woman’s Fight For Justice” available on Netflix; Comedian George Lopez receives the Charlie Hill Spirit Award at NIGA; First Native American treaty ever written on display at the National Museum of the American Indian; A coffee table book about the Cherokee wins a silver medal.
 
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By Brian Wright-McLeod, 2018
- News From Indian Country -

Rita Coolidge’s biography, written with pop journalist Michael Walker, traces the life of the two-time Grammy winner from early childhood to international stardom.
 
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