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Yellow Bird: Cookbook helped Mom feed family of 15
Monday, December 11, 2006

"On Thursday evening, as I searched my collection of cookbooks for a cookie recipe, I found an old cookbook that my mother, Dorothy, loaned to me a few years before she died. After some research, my editor and I determined it was Meta Given's "Modern Encyclopedia of Cooking."

We had a hard time finding the title because the cover and some of the pages were missing. It's a giant book (more than 1,600 pages), published about 1949.

As I opened the discolored and stained pages, I knew my mother had paged through this cookbook looking for a recipe many times. My mother was a very creative cook; she had few luxuries and made do many times with substitutes.

I thought about her and my life in that old house in Minot, where I lived with my large family. A warm feeling came over me as I read from the old book. I could almost feel her looking over my shoulder.

Mom cooked for a family of 15, and sometimes, that was a real challenge. Yet, she was always cheerful, and she hummed or sang while she cooked or made bread."

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Clara Caufield: Native poets share the stage in Wyoming

The opportunity to share a bit of our culture, history and stories with non-Indians of good will is always good and appreciated.

The Conversation: Another crisis brews on Mohawk territory in Canada

Tensions are rising between the Kanien’kéha:ka (Mohawk) of Kanehsatà:ke and the Québec municipality of Oka.

'We are closely related to fire. Fire takes care of us and we take care of fire.'

The 130-year legacy of fire suppression in the U.S. is a process that continues to dispossess Native peoples of their lands.

MSU collaborates with Native communities to launch equitable research partnerships

Montana State University has launched a planning initiative that will involve Montana tribes in a "true equitable partnership" during every step of research that involves Native entities.

Cronkite News: Forest Service wildfire fund ends year in the black

For the first time in nine years, the U.S. Forest Service ended the fiscal year without depleting its fire suppression budget.

Prairie Island Indian Community welcomes homelands legislation

A bill to provide a safe and stable homeland for the Prairie Island Indian Community has been introduced in the 116th Congress.

Tribes and state of Oklahoma remain far apart when it comes to gaming

Tribes have already shared over $1.2 billion in gaming revenues with Oklahoma but the state wants a lot more.

Stillaguamish Tribe unveils long-awaited 'Xpansion' of casino

The Stillaguamish Tribe added new restaurants, an events space and more to its gaming facility in Washington state.

'This is our time': National Congress of American Indians elects new leadership

Members of the National Congress of American Indians made history by choosing a woman as their president for only the third time since the organization's founding in 1944.

Tim Giago: Families of murdered Native Americans still waiting for closure

I will keep writing every year until the deaths of Native men and women are resolved.

Native Sun News Today: The sad and sordid history of the Indian Health Service

Pedophile pediatrician Stanley Patrick Weber's crimes were over a century in the making at the Indian Health Service.

Indian Country Today: Miami Nation reclaims ancestors dug up by looters

This is the story of the first Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act prosecution in Ohio.

Montana Free Press: Navajo Nation acquires coal mine in Montana

A company owned by the Navajo Nation is now the third largest coal producer in the United States

YES! Magazine: Activists return to Alcatraz as key anniversary approaches

A new generation of Native activists took a canoe journey around Alcatraz to mark Indigenous Peoples Day and pay homage to occupation of the island 50 years ago.

Cronkite News: Screenings may lower rate of diabetes among Native Americans

Hispanics, Native Americans and African Americans are most at risk for diabetes, with racial and ethnic minorities reporting the highest rates of the debilitating disease.

ProPublica: Alaska Natives struggle with law enforcement

A tiny Alaskan village got a police officer. He’s never had to make an arrest. Meanwhile, larger communities with more crime have often been left behind as the state’s two-tiered policing crisis gets worse.

Victor Swallow: The mysterious things that happen in the animal world

What makes me feel good is reminiscing about the past when for the most part we didn’t out right hate each other.

Cronkite News: Census Bureau works to accurately count all communities in 2020

Native Americans are among those who have been historically undercounted during the U.S. Census, a constitutionally mandated headcount conducted every decade since 1790.

Clara Caufield: Indian Country loses another good friend

Jack Bailey was a very humble and respectful man, ever highly regarded by the Northern Cheyenne and all who knew him.

Cronkite News: Mining reform bill supported by Indian Country advances

The Hardrock Leasing and Reclamation Act protects national parks and tribal areas from being leased for mining, increases mining royalties and creates a fund to clean abandoned mines.

James Giago Davies: Cracker box homes and linoleum floors

When I look out at Rapid City, it strikes me as a solid sheet of linoleum over the land, and over the people and the culture, that once called this place home.

RECAP: National Congress of American Indians annual convention #NCAIAnnual19

Campaign season is in high gear as tribal leaders prepare to elect a new slate of officers for the National Congress of American Indians.

VIDEO: Celebrating fitness and healthy lifestyles #NCAIAnnual19

Tribal leaders and youth showed their commitment to wellness as the National Congress of American Indians continued its 76th annual convention.

'We like to share with other tribes': Joe Byrd at #NCAIAnnual19

Joe Byrd, Cherokee Nation, is among the candidates seeking a leadership role within the National Congress of American Indians.

'Only the elected leaders can speak on behalf of Indian Country': Shaun Chapoose at #NCAIAnnual19

Shaun Chapoose, Ute Tribe, is running for president of the National Congress of American Indians.

'Everybody has a right to speak for their people': Harold Frazier at #NCAIAnnual19

Harold Frazier, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, is making a second leadership bid at the National Congress of American Indians.

'We have not really listened to tribal leaders': Lance Gumbs at #NCAIAnnual19

Learn more about Lance Gumbs, Shinnecock Nation, and his vision for the National Congress of American Indians.

'It’s time for Indian Country to come together': Marshall Pierite at #NCAIAnnual19

Marshall Pierite, Tunica-Biloxi Tribe, is seeking a voice at the National Congress of American Indians.

'The Creator gifted us': Fawn Sharp at #NCAIAnnual19

Fawn Sharp, Quinault Nation, is seeking the top spot at the National Congress of American Indians again.

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