Rachel D'oro, Associated Press Updated 9:51 pm PDT, Sunday, July 7, 2019 This June 23, 2019 photo shows Sovereign Bill, who voices the lead of the new PBS series "Molly of Denali," outside the Anchorage Museum in Anchorage, Alaska. The animated show, which highlights the adventures of a 10-year-old Athabascan girl, Molly Mabray, premieres July 15 on PBS Kids. less This June 23, 2019 photo shows Sovereign Bill, who voices the lead of the new PBS series "Molly of Denali," outside the Anchorage Museum in Anchorage, Alaska. The animated show, which highlights the adventures ... more Photo: Mark Thiessen, AP Photo: Mark Thiessen, AP Image 1 of / 4 Caption Close Image 1 of 4 This June 23, 2019 photo shows Sovereign Bill, who voices the lead of the new PBS series "Molly of Denali," … [Read more...] about First US children’s series with Alaska Native lead kicks off
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Alex Tanzi and Shelly Hagan, Bloomberg Published 8:11 am PDT, Friday, June 21, 2019 The graying of America continues. The national median age rose to 38.2 years last year, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau. That suggests half of the U.S. population is more than 38-years-old and half is younger. By gender, the median for woman is 39.5 while for men its 36.9 years. The aging of America is widespread with 49 of 50 states showing an uptick in older residents. North Dakota was the only state to see a decline in its median age, from 37 years in 2010 to 35.2 in 2018. "This aging (phenomenon) is driven in large part by baby boomers crossing over the 65-year-old mark," said Luke Rogers, the Chief of the Population Estimates Branch at the Census Bureau. A decline in birth rates is another reason. The number of U.S. births fell to lowest level in 32 years in 2018. There were less than 3.9 million babies under age 1 as of July 1, 2018. This represents the … [Read more...] about Half of Americans Are Now Over the Age of 38
.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ..........Rodney Bordeaux, president of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe. (Katherine Frey/Washington Post)Storms hit hard on the Rosebud Sioux reservation, but these reports sounded especially dire: A torrent of floodwater was cascading over the top of He Dog Dam; Cut Meat Creek was threatening the only road into a neighborhood. Across the homeland of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe in South Dakota, sensors on a half-dozen dams and creeks pinged red alerts of high water to the cellphones of tribal emergency responders. In his ofﬁce, Rodney Bordeaux, president of the Rosebud Sioux – also known as the Sicangu Lakota – ﬁelded reports from his safety-of-dams team while preparing to head out to see for himself. Meanwhile, any minute now on this March morning, the heavy downpour was forecast to … [Read more...] about What do Native Americans want from a president?
POLITICS 01/11/2019 05:45 am ET Indian Health Service medical providers aren't getting paid and have to keep working. They don't know how long they can hang on. By Jennifer Bendery WASHINGTON ― Dr. Anpetu Luta Hoksila is a Native psychologist for the Indian Health Service. He pulls 10-hour shifts, four days a week, at an IHS medical facility in Arizona. And starting Friday, because of the partial government shutdown, he will stop getting a paycheck. Anpetu Luta Hoksila, 35, doesn’t know how he’s going to pay his bills. He plans to lean on his credit card, but that won’t last long. He called his Toyota dealership to say he couldn’t make his car payment, and it agreed to let him tack the payment onto the end of his loan term. Worst case scenario, if the shutdown drags on beyond next week, he said he’s prepared to quit his job and work as a barista at a local coffee shop. “On some level, it’s kind of pitiful. But I don’t … [Read more...] about Government Shutdown Threatens Native Americans’ Access To Health Care
WOLF POINT, Mont. – The faint scars on Ruth Fourstar's arms testify to a difficult life on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation: the physical and emotional abuse at home, the bullying at school, the self-harm that sent her rotating through mental health facilities and plunged her to a remedial program from the honor roll. A diploma from Wolf Point High School could be a ticket out of this isolated prairie town in eastern Montana. Instead, Fourstar, 17, sees her school as a dead end. The tutoring she was promised to get her back on track did not materialize. An agreement with the high school principal to let her apply credits earned in summer courses toward graduation fell through, Fourstar said. The special education plan that the school district developed for her, supposedly to help her catch up, instead laid out how she should be disciplined. Her family fears that she will inflict the pain of not graduating on herself. "I'm just there," Fourstar said. "I feel invisible." Her … [Read more...] about ‘I feel invisible’: Native students languish in public schools