tag: elders

The Strong Heart Study
More than half of Native elders from rural areas have some sort of cognitive impairment, a condition that ranges from mild memory loss all the way to dementia.
The beating heart of Cherokee culture is when we can interact face to face with other Cherokees, appreciating and learning from each other across generations.
Tunica-Biloxi Tribe 26th Annual Powwow
“Each year, Pow Wow strengthens the bonds within our community and among our guests from afar,” said Chairman Marshall Pierite.
Chenega, Alaska
The most powerful earthquake ever recorded in North America struck 75 miles south of Anchorage in Alaska in March 1964.
Tohono O’odham Nation
In a vibrant building adorned with murals on the grounds of Tohono O’odham Community College, students gather in a classroom around a U-shaped table.
Cherokee Nation
Every part of the Cherokee Nation should be a place where Cherokees can thrive.
Joe Biden
Native people have a pronounced respect for the wisdom of elders. But what about elected officials?
Cherokee Nation
To survive and thrive, Cherokee must grow beyond the classroom, into our daily interactions and the fabric of our lives.
Killers of the Flower Moon
The Osage Nation is celebrating a major milestone for a film that shares an otherwise difficult time in the tribe’s history.
Cherokee Nation Language and Fluent Cherokee Speaker Gathering
Language has always been essential to our culture as Cherokee people, as it serves as the unbroken chain connecting us to our ancestors.
Jennifer Denetdale
The shooting of Jacob Johns is yet another act of terror that Indigenous people who live in New Mexico must navigate every day.
Dreamcatcher
StrongHearts Native Helpline is working to uplift the voices of survivors by recognizing the strength and resilience of Indigenous peoples.
Lourdes “Lulu” Pereira
In Arizona, 22 federally recognized tribes inhabit nearly every region of the state. But Hia-Ced O’odham isn’t one of them.
Cherokee Nation
Whether it’s new construction, refurbished existing buildings, improved water or better roads, we are investing in what the Cherokee people have asked for.
Cherokee Nation
The Cherokee language is a bedrock of our strength as a tribe.
NAFOA
Uplifting voices and opportunities from our community members and partners.
Durbin Feeling Language Center
Cherokee language is core to our culture and our identity as a distinct people.
Kevin Locke
Kevin Locke — renowned hoop dancer, flute player and educator of Lakota language and culture — passed away suddenly at the age of 68.
Washington State Penitentiary
Native prisoners at the Washington State Penitentiary hosted their first powwow in three years, a 50-year tradition temporarily halted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Rosie Flute and Chuck Hoskin Jr.
We understand that saving the Cherokee language is a mission we quite simply cannot fail.
Jonathan Nez
The 100th anniversary of the Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial in New Mexico was marred by violence after a car drove into the crowd and parade, causing injuries and wreaking havoc on the opening day of the highly-anticipated event.
Grand River National Grassland
When a person’s heritage originates from several different tribes and ethnicities, I often wonder how one decides to identify themselves.
2016 Navajo Code Talkers Day
The Navajo Code Talkers Museum is breaking ground on a permanent facility to honor the tribal citizens who served in World War II.
Yvette Roubideaux
The National Congress of American Indians is bidding farewell to one of its highest-ranking employees as the organization’s top executive remains on leave.
Matthew L. Campbell
The Native American Rights Fund has announced the selection of Matthew Campbell as deputy director.
National Senior Games
A sizable contingent of Native elders just competed in the National Senior Games. Learn more about this decades-old event.
Retirement Community
Arizona’s at the leading edge of a national trend, with Alzheimer’s cases expected to see double-digit percentage increases as the population ages.
Cherokee Medicine Keeper Signing
The Cherokee people’s connection to the land and nature has always been central to our way of life.
StrongHearts Native Helpline
In Indian Country, the abusive tactics of domestic violence have their roots in colonization.
Esther Stutzman and Aiyanna Brown
The recent publication of a four-volume dictionary and an effort to build an expansive digital archive have brought renewed attention to the Kalapuya language.
Legislative Hearing on H.R. 437, H.R. 6063, H.R. 6181 [Discussion Draft ANS], S. 314, S. 559, and S. 789
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States holds a legislative hearing on six tribal bills on April 27, 2022.
Legislative Hearing on H.R. 437, H.R. 6063, H.R. 6181 [Discussion Draft ANS], S. 314, S. 559, and S. 789
The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States holds a legislative hearing on six tribal bills on April 27, 2022.
Akisa 2022
An ambitious showcase of Native talent devolved into controversy and recrimination as performers and vendors were left in the dark about the event.
Navajo Nation
Indigenous people across the globe are disproportionately impacted by the effects of climate change.
'Indians Allowed'
“We need to try and make a difference,” said an elder from the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe approaching his nineties.
Chuck Hoskin Jr
Our past efforts have been successful, but we still have great need when it comes to secure homes.
Lawrence Hart
The Cheyenne people, both Northern and Southern, are mourning the passing of a prominent religious and spiritual leader.
Native Women in Red Shawls
A long-overdue update to the Violence Against Women Act is finally becoming law to protect more women, children and elders in tribal communities.
Native Women
A bill to update the Violence Against Women Act and recognize tribal jurisdiction over additional crimes is finally moving forward in the nation’s capital.
Marissa Spang
COVID hit public schools in the tribal capital hard, amplifying long-standing staffing shortages, disrupting routines, and giving administrators, teachers and students new lessons in resilience.