Sarah Deer, lawyer and 2014 MacArthur Fellow, examines poverty and domestic violence on tribal lands

When Sarah Deer was a college student in Lawrence, Kansas, in the early 1990s, she volunteered at a crisis hotline for battered women where she heard both stories of despair and resilience. Two decades later, one woman in particular remains with her. Read more >>

2015 Tribal Drinking Water Conference

Sacramento, CA
May 18-21, 2015                         

Check- in times vary

Participants will learn “Taking Care of Business: Protecting Tribal Drinking Water” methodologies and how to ensure safe, reliable drinking water for all. Registration closed.

Navajo woman delivers 3000 gallons of water daily to homes that have no direct access to public water systems

Each day, in between her shifts as a school bus driver, Darlene Arviso gets in the St. Bonaventure water truck,fills the 3,500-gallon tank and drives up to 75 miles over rough roads to deliver around 3,000 gallons of water to residents across the Navajo Nation in Thoreau, New Mexico. Read more >>

High levels of benzene found in California’s fracking waste water

Waste water from fracking operations in California is significantly contaminated with the carcinogenic chemical benzene, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says that the state’s oil field waste water program is seriously flawed. Read more >>

Oddz N Ends

Spring time Allergies!

At last, the first warm days of spring! Time to open the windows, pack away the winter coats, get out in the garden — and head to the pharmacy to stock up on allergy medications.

WebMD offers 5 Ways to Beat Spring Allergies:

1) Treat allergies early – this means that if you take medications to  control your seasonal allergies, the time to start them is mid- to late-February

2) Know your OTC allergy medications – consult your local pharmacists to dicuss what works best for your symptoms

3) Control allergies by controlling tour environment – if you’re going to be spending alot of time outside, consider wearing a protective allergy face mask when the pollen count is high or very windy outside.

4) Natural Allergy Remedies – put local honey in your tea or spread it on crackers.

5) See an Allergist for Allergies – if all else fails!

Happy Spring! Full article



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