By: Allee Mead As the managing dentist of Monument Valley Dental Clinic and assistant dental director for the company, Dr. Crystal Willie Sekaquaptewa is the first Native American to work as a dentist in the Utah Navajo Health System. Becoming a dentist to serve elders like her grandmother, she now inspires the
The 2020 Democratic presidential debates in Miami on June 26 and 27 attracted a lot of attention from voters and television viewers as well as more than a dozen climate change organizations, which used the second debate as an opportunity to emphasize the importance of fighting climate change. The group held
The 36th annual National Tribal Health Conference will take place in Temecula, California from Sept. 16-19. The conference is the largest American Indian and Alaska Native specific gathering each year focused specifically on health. The conference focuses on exploring health policy and its impact on tribes, advancing tribal capacity to expand own
By: Sallie James Florida Department of Health in Broward County Shopping for new clothes, stocking up on school supplies and picking out edgy new backpacks are some of the back-to-school rituals kids look forward to every year. Making sure their childhood vaccines are up-to-date is equally important and required by Florida law. Children can’t
There are two bills sponsored in the U.S. House of Representatives that the National Indian Health Board and others are keeping a close eye on. Both affect funding for programs that target diabetes issues for Native Americans. The bills – H.R. 2680 (Special Diabetes Program for Indians or SDPI) and H.R.
BIG CYPRESS — Everyone may not be as gifted as Leonardo Da Vinci, Vincent Van Gogh or Pablo Picasso but every individual can reap the stress relieving benefits of putting paint on canvas. Tribal members created their own masterpieces as they participated in Paint Your Stress Away events, sponsored by the
HOLLYWOOD — Dr. Darryl Tonemah, a Native health psychologist who has been leading health seminars on Seminole reservations in recent months, returned to the Hollywood health complex March 27 to provide insight on understanding the effects trauma has on the human brain. According to numerous studies, trauma impacts three areas of
HOLLYWOOD — Dr. Darryl Tonemah, a health phycologist and musician of Kiowa, Comanche, and Tuscarora decent, travels to reservations across the country to promote health and wellness, but rather than straight out telling people how to manage their health, he pitches the idea that "health should be our first sovereignty." "I