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Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum rewrites history

By Julie Ruhl Museum Collections Assistant, Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum Most people are not aware of the many issues impacting the Tribe as of late. NAGPRA (Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act) is one of those issues. Domonique deBeaubien, the Tribal Historic Preservation Office (THPO) collections manager, who deals with this federal code every day,

Tree islands and sustainability at Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum and THPO

By Misty Snyder, registrar, Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum One of the objectives of the Museum and Tribal Historic Preservation Office’s (THPO) Strategic Plan is to “practice responsible environmental stewardship.” There are many projects underway and multiple divisions within the department working toward this goal. I have had the opportunity to spearhead one of

NMAI’s Object of the Month

By Kevin Gover, Director, National Museum of the American Indian “I never knew that!” We hear that every day at the National Museum of the American Indian from visitors of all ages. Our collection of objects and our groundbreaking exhibitions shatter myths about this country and its people and leave our visitors with

The best way to prevent illness: wash your hands

By Mary Ann Darda, Community Environmental Health Specialist How many times did you hear your mother say “wash your hands” when you were little? Well, turns out mother had good reason to remind you to wash your hands. Washing your hands is the single best action you can take to avoid getting sick

Nursing professor receives $1.275M grant to reduce health risks of Native American youth

By Amy Farnum-Patronis, Florida State University News TALLAHASSEE — A Florida State University nursing professor is working toward reducing health risks among Native American and Alaska Native young adults in urban Florida thanks to a new federal grant. John Lowe, the McKenzie Endowed Professor for Health Disparities Research in the College of