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Every Parent Needs to See What Meningitis Did to This Toddler

Lauren Levy - Pop Sugar

Like most toddlers, when Taylor Marshall took his first steps, he needed some encouragement and assistance. But unlike many others, this 20-month-old tot also needed help from a prosthesis on one leg as well as a full-length splint on the other.

This major milestone in the British boy's life is one that almost never happened. Only a year ago, Taylor was diagnosed with meningococcal septicaemia, and his mother, Terri Lewsley, was told that her son only had hours to live. "It all happened within the space of a day," Terri described to Today.


Tribal Delegation Met With Cuban Ministry of Public Health Officials

Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe

Photo:  Cuban Medical Services Commercial Center: Left to Right, Dr. Jose J. Portilla, International Relations, Interpreter from International Relations, Chief Eric Thompson, Chief Beverly Cook, Michael Cook, SRMT Health Services Director, Dr. Jorge Alberto Mirando Quintana, Presidente, Commercialization of Services, responsible for Medical Tourism Program, Dr. Joe Robinson, SRMT Health Services Physician, Jose Barreiro, National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, Katsi Cook, elder Aboriginal Midwife, representative of the NoVo Foundation.

Akwesasne, NY—The historic diplomatic relationship between Cuba and Akwesasne has been honored by a representation of leaders on a mission to learn about Heberprot-P, a treatment developed by the Cuban National Institute of Endocrinology that is 78% effective in preventing amputations related to diabetic foot ulcers. The week of Onerahtóhka/April 25 through Onerahtóhka/April 29, 2016 included an aggressive schedule to visit fourteen health facilities, discuss international relationships between Nations and develop a mutual understanding of healthcare services and delivery models.

Choctaw Nation will appeal if judge OKs jury judgment, lawyer says

Monica S. Nagy- Dallas Star Telegram

A day after a Dallas County jury said the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma should pay $11 million to the families of two Tarrant County women killed in a bus crash, the defendant’s lawyer told the Star-Telegram if the judge signs off on the verdict, the Choctaw Nation will appeal, which could take years to settle.

Tom Fee, the Choctaw Nation’s lead counsel, said Cardinal Coach Line and one of its former drivers are legally liable for a 2013 charter bus crash involving 45 elderly passengers on the way to the Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant, Okla.

Senators Barrasso & McCain Request DOJ Criminal Investigation into EPA’S Responsibility for Gold King Mine Disaster

Native News Online Staff

WASHINGTON — Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (SCIA) Chairman John Barrasso (R-WY) and SCIA member Senator John McCain (R-AZ) sent a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch today requesting a Department of Justice (DOJ) criminal investigation into the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) responsibility for the Gold King Mine disaster on Navajo Nation.

In the letter, Barrasso and McCain point to clear evidence that the EPA was responsible for the disaster, including from the Department of Interior’s own Technical Evaluation, which notes the EPA failed to conduct necessary water pressure tests before excavating a tunnel at the mine.

Statement from Navajo Nation President Begaye on Arrest of Individual Connected in Death of 11-Year-Old Ashlynne Mike

Levi Rickert - Native News Online

WINDOW ROCK – Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye issued a statement tonight following the arrest of an individual in connection with the abduction and death of 11-year old Ashlynne Mike. Law enforcement informed the public on Tuesday evening that Tom Begaye (no relation to President Begaye) was arrested and will be arraigned in Farmington, New Mexico on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, on charges related to the abduction and death of Ashlynne Mike.

‘Paying to Pray’ in Northern California: Potential Beach Access Fees Threaten Tribal Practices

Dina Gilio-Whitaker - Indian Country Today

A controversial California State Parks proposal may result in local tribes having to pay to access traditional sites along the coast in Sonoma County north of San Francisco, according to Reno Franklin, tribal chairman of the Kashia Pomo at Stewart’s Point Rancheria.

“The way it stands right now, if the proposal goes through without any tribal consultation, it will mean we will have to pay to pray at sites we have had free access to for all these years,” Chairman Franklin told ICTMN. “Five of the eight beaches slated for the new charges are within our aboriginal area. One of them is the center of our universe, and one of them has a burial.”

First Nations in State of Emergency as Fort McMurray Wildfire Evacuates 80,000


First Nations members and communities in and around Fort McMurray, Alberta, are among those under siege in a massive wildfire that has caused the evacuation of 80,000 people—the entire population of this city that is a hub for production in the notorious oil sands region.

“We are all in a state of shock over the recent wildfires that have overtaken the city of Fort McMurray, AB. Many ACFN members living in the city have lost everything,” said Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation in a statement on its website. “The ACFN has declared a state of emergency. We will be doing everything in our power to assist our people in this tragic time. We are requesting all members report their locations and urgent needs to our office so we can ensure our members are taken care of.”

11-Year-Old Navajo Girl Found Dead; Kidnapper Still At Large

Alysa Landry - Indian Country Today

The FBI and Navajo Nation Police are investigating the murder of an 11-year-old Navajo girl whose body was found off a dirt road Tuesday morning near Shiprock, New Mexico.

Ashlynne Mike and her brother, Ian Mike, were abducted Monday afternoon after getting off the school bus in the Navajo community of Lower Fruitland, New Mexico, according to reports. Ian was found in Red Valley, Arizona, according to a Facebook post from the family.

Samuel Johns to FBI Director: ‘Thanks for the Award, but Please Free Leonard Peltier’

Frank Hopper - Indian Country Today

“Seconds before this photo was taken, I kindly told the FBI Director, ‘Thank you for the award, but I came here to ask you to look into the case of Leonard Peltier, please free Leonard Peltier.’ He just smiled and said, ‘Thank you for all your work and I will look into it.’ Then we took the picture.”

Samuel Johns, the Ahtna Athabascan rap artist who goes by the stage name AK Rebel, posted this status to his Facebook page the same morning the picture was taken, April 15. That’s when FBI Director James B. Comey presented the Director’s Community Leadership Award to Johns for founding the Facebook-based group “Forget me not,” which, as the FBI website explains, helps “homeless Alaskan natives reconnect with their families, friends, and culture.”

'This is so powerful:' Kitikmeot women revive traditional Inuit tattoos

Juanita Taylor, CBC News

Millie Angulalik broke down in sobs after seeing herself in the mirror.

Her niece had practised her new skill flawlessly, creating an exact replica of a traditional Inuit facial tattoo on her aunt's face.

"I feel so complete," said Angulalik. "Like really complete. I feel like flying like a bird."

The lines on her forehead represent her parents, who have died. The lines on her chin represent her niece, parents and two sisters.

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