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Dear Auntie, my Auntie was just diagnosed with cervical cancer and I want to get involved with spreading awareness. She mentioned that January is cervical cancer awareness month. What can I do?

What an awesome niece you are! I’ve got some great things that you can do… Wear turquoise on Turquoise Tuesday, January 19th and share on social media using #TurquoiseTuesday to show your support for cervical cancer awareness in Indian Country Get Screened Talk to your healthcare provider about cervical cancer screening and the HPV vaccine, which is recommended for youth…

Hey Auntie, my brother andI have been arguing about washing our masks every time after we go grocery shopping. I don’t think it needs it every time, but my brother does. Who’s right?

Well, first good on you for wearing your masks when you’re out. Sorry, but your brother is right on this one. You should treat your mask like a biohazard: Don’t let it touch anything, especially things like the kitchen counter or coffee table Put your cloth mask in the washer, with laundry soap, then the dryer Make sure to wash…

How can I find information on menstrual cycles?

Hi there! Happy to help connect you with some info. You can find more information on common questions on puberty by going to We R Native’s website and in the coming of age section. In some Tribal teachings the menstrual cycle is referred to as your ‘moon cycle’ or ‘moon time’. It is considered to be an incredibly powerful time…

I think I might have an STI, what do I do since we have to stay home?

Yes, this shelter in place affects a lot of different things. Normally, I would tell you to get tested. However, since we’re being asked to stay home during COVID… Here’s what You can Do: Call your tribal or healthcare provider. Most clinics are doing tele-health, which means they are providing healthcare over the phone or through video. You can ask…

I’m about 4’11-5ft tall i’ve been trying to lose weight for a long time i weigh about 180-220 I’ve done sports all my life yet still the weight won’t come off I’m only 13 will i grow into it?

This is a very important question. You cannot get the full picture of your health by looking at weight or a single point on a growth chart. Children’s bodies change as they grow, throughout childhood and you may experience “growth spurt” (periods of fast growth). What is important right now is to not just look at your weight, but look…
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