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Jill Kehaulani Esch chosen NICWA’s Member of the Year

In April, the National Indian Child Welfare Association honored Jill Kehaulani Esch, Esq. as 2017 NICWA Member of the Year. NICWA’s annual Member of the Year award honors and recognizes an individual or organizational member of NICWA who has demonstrated outstanding service, contributions and leadership in his or her profession,

Tips for back-to-school immunizations

Don’t let too much of summer vacation slip away before planning to get ready for school again – including all childhood immunizations. The best choice is to have children vaccinated by your family doctor. If that is not possible, you can visit the Tribal Health Department or county offices of the

Boys and Girls Club springs into fitness

The Seminole Tribe of Florida’s Boys and Girls Club embarked on a fun-filled fitness journey in May. From May 8-12, students from throughout the tribe participated in the Spring National Fitness Competition, sponsored by the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and Nestlé. The competition occurs twice per year — in

Summer food safety tips

Summer is here! Fun times such as pool parties and other social events can mean foodborne illnesses caused by disease-causing bacteria found in many foods. Most often, these bacteria spread when proper hand-washing techniques are not used; when uncooked foods are allowed to cross-contaminate foods that are ready to eat;

Night Crawlers capture Fitbit Challenge

HOLLYWOOD — The abundance of frequent walker miles accumulated by Nina Frias and Hali Garcia in lengthy trips across southern Broward County helped their team capture Hollywood’s Pathways Fitbit Challenge this spring. With the Hollywood Reservation as a starting point, Frias and Garcia embarked on journeys that most people would only consider

Battle mosquitoes by draining, covering

Rainy season is right around the corner and that means one thing – protect yourself and your family from mosquitoes. The bug to watch for is the Aedes mosquito, a small biter that is black with white spots and lives right outside or inside your house. They specialize in biting humans,

NB3FIT Week to be held in November

The Notah Begay III (NB3) Foundation encourages all tribes, Native communities, businesses, organizations, faith groups, schools and allies across the country to host physical activity and health-centered events in their communities during NB3FIT Week Nov. 5-11. All activities should directly engage Native youth with a one–hour minimum of physical activity. Last

Project tackles early childhood tooth decay

Tooth decay is a significant problem for American Indian and Alaska Native preschool children. Half of all American Indian and Alaska Native preschool children have experienced tooth decay. IHS focuses intensely on this issue by Visiting homes and calling new parents to educate them about tooth care for their children,

Community walks to raise child abuse awareness

HOLLYWOOD — While some wear the color blue as a fashion choice, last month tribal members wore blue as a way to raise awareness about child abuse. On May 4, members of the Center for Behavioral Health hosted the annual Child Abuse Awareness Walk, sporting blue T-shirts and pin wheels as they

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