A recent University of Ohio study raises important questions about suicide in rural communities. The study correlated suicide rates based on where victims lived. Rural areas had notably higher rates, 22 per 100,000 people, compared to 17.6 in large metropolitan areas.
In Mendocino, California, a group of Indigenous people from the Sherwood Valley Band of Pomo Tribes are defying a bevy of state and local laws. Intended to crack down on poachers who over-harvest local sea resources, the laws also criminalize Native traditions of sustainable harvesting, which stretch back hundreds of years.
Construction began this month on Major Market in New Mexico. Using a $1 million Kellogg Foundation grant and PRI (program related investment) RCAC helped to fund the organic market and deli in New Mexico. The market is owned and operated by Darrell Tsabetsaye and his family, all Zuni Tribe members.