Who are these women?

The story of Donna Schroeder’s life until now-she is 76-can be told with chicken scratches carved into a small wooden block, an engraving that hangs amid dozens of others just like it in Elmo’s Highwood Bar in Highwood, Montana.
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Climate change poses major threats to electric power systems in Native American communities

Extreme weather events and climate change affect the way that American Indian tribes use, receive, and produce energy, according to a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) report.
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More rural hospitals are closing despite a growing need for them

Rural residents tend to be older, sicker and poorer than city dwellers, according to Diane Calmus government affairs and policy manager at the National Rural Health Association (NRHA).
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Former Idaho governor sues U.S. Department of Energy over nuclear waste plan

Salmon, Idaho – A former Idaho governor is suing the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) over its plan to ship spent fuel from out-of-state commercial nuclear reactors to a laboratory in the state, claiming the shipment could endanger drinking water.
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NAFOA: Inspiring Native American students to pursue business careers for positive change in Indian Country

Building financial skills of the next generation is important to achieving the vision of many tribes’ -long term economic viability. Watch the NAFOA next generation campaign video


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