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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…

Are all Native Americans getting stimulus checks?

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was signed into law in March included an economic impact payment to every American with a Social Security number. Tax filers with adjusted gross income up to $75,000 for individuals and up to $150,000 for married couples filing joint returns will receive the full payment of $1,200 for individuals or…

Plastics accumulating in the ocean

I’ve heard a lot about plastics accumulating in the ocean. It seems too daunting to do anything about. I’m from a place where there’s no recycling and you can’t drink from the tap. Some things that have made me feel better: Is bringing my own bags to the store and just throw my fruits and veggies in the basket I…

Laws that protect indigenous families

I will like to know what are the laws that protect indigenous families all over the Americas? You’ll hear Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) when talking about Indigenous families in North America. This was in response to the separation and sometimes forced removal of Native children from their homes and communities with the original intent to assimilate and therefore decimate…

Summer Job

Dear Auntie, got any ideas for what to do during the summer? I need a summer job. Good for you! You’ve got time this summer, so you might as well be earning some money, right? There are a lot of different types of jobs you can get hooked up with; it just depends on what you want to do. If…

How do I start a Community Garden?

Dear Auntie, how do I start a community garden? Fun question! I would love to be a part of this. I love gardening. My family in Zuni used to have the most awesome waffle garden when I was growing up. I remember helping to build up the mud walls for each vegetable with my brothers, cousins, and Aunties. This brings…

Hey, what’s it mean to be a We R Native Ambassador? How do I apply?

Hey, what’s it mean to be a We R Native Ambassador? How do I apply? Great question! Who are the We R Native Ambassadors? We R Native ambassadors are Native youth ages 15-24 who want to make a positive impact on their communities. They are the heart and soul of We R Native. Because we live in this wonderfully diverse…

Becoming a better ally…

Hey, I’m not native but I am trying to be a better ally. Any tips? –Evangelia Hey there! Oh, these types of questions make me so happy. 🙂 I love that you want to be a better ally for Natives and there’s a lot of simple ways that you can do that. Gaining knowledge and experience of other people’s cultures…

How do I stand with Standing Rock

Dear Auntie, how do I stand with Standing Rock against the Dakota Access Pipeline? Well, this has been the hot topic for quite some time, especially since Trump came into office and signed two executive orders that will allow further construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline and Keystone XL. Here’s a list of some things you can do now to…
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