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Check out the latest news, views, and thoughts from young people across Indian Country.

Indigenizing Your Self-Care

Self-care means taking care of the whole self – physically, emotionally, mentally,...

Substance Misuse

Substance misuse is a health issue that impacts many people. It is...

#Indigilove Recap Video

Eating Disorders

Eating healthy food is an important part of our well-being. After all...

Tips for Getting Enough Sleep

Sleep might seem like a waste of time. You could be doing...

Indigikitchen

Re-indigenizing our diets

Food as Medicine

Indigenous teachings and ways of living kept our peoples well for centuries....

Indigenizing Movement and Mental Health

Movement is medicine – for our mind, body, and spirit. For our...

Breaking the Statistics

Spokane area Indian youth showing how they’re breaking statistics.  

Diabetes Awareness

November is Diabetes Awareness Month and November 14 is World Diabetes Day!...

Tips to Protect Yourself from COVID-19

The spread of COVID-19 in our state, threatens our elders, our families,...

Our Cultures are Our Source of Health

Renowned Hollywood actor and Cherokee tribal member, Wes Studi, explains how American...

Wearing Contact Lenses

So, you’ve made the switch from wearing glasses to the ease of...

Infant Immunization Week

To promote the importance and achievements of vaccines, especially in protecting the...

The Otherside Remix Music Video

The Otherside Remix Music Video was filmed in various locations for about...

Feeding 7 Generations

Food is a gift. Salish Elders remind us that true wealth is...

Red Ribbon Week

It’s Red Ribbon Week® (October 23-31)! The Red Ribbon Campaign® is the...

Outdoor Training | Well For Culture

Fitness in a natural, outdoor environment is one of the foundational backbones...

Baked Pumpkins Seeds

Check out these awesome recipes for making different flavors of baked pumpkin...

Trouble falling asleep

Having trouble falling asleep? Try these awesome techniques used by the #WellnessWednesday...

Managing Stress

Stress is all too natural. But here are some tips for keeping...

Taking Baby Steps to Get Off the Couch

It’s all about Netflix and gains! Take some baby steps to get...

No Bake Energy Bites

Eating food for energy is a great way to start getting the...

Eating Well And Feeling Healthy

What’s it take to make a change for the better? Try using...

National Nutrition Month – Smoothie Recipes!

March is National Nutrition Month and a time to focus, or refocus...

Banana Pancakes

February is the month of love and a time to recognize that...

Physically Healthy

Video created by Menominee students for the WeRNative website

Bannock Bread

Eating healthy means getting the right balance of nutrients your body needs...

5 Healthy Resolutions That Aren’t Losing Weight

In an effort to feel healthy, a lot of us pledge to...

Friendships

Cierra, Yankton Sioux, shares her struggles with friendships in school. She shares...

Recovering Addicts on How Rehab Has Improved Their Lives

People don’t leave rehab without having their lives changed. Getting clean by...

All About Fruits and Vegetables

What are Fruits and Vegetables? A vegetable is the edible part of...

Pink Cloud

“Pink Cloud” by Waylon (Navajo).

Do I Need Workout Supplements

What are Workout Supplements? Supplements can include products such as multivitamin, protein...

All About Grains

What are Grains? Grains are any food made from wheat, rice, oats,...

Around Here

How to Approach the Grocery Store

Trying to buy food in a grocery store can be a challenge....

How to Eat on a Road Trip

When you are on a road trip, it can be hard to...

Getting Help For Drug Use

I CONTROL MY BODY Haida warrior: Anthony discusses his experience living in...

How to Substitute Junk Foods

Sometimes you need to have cake or pizza. Having junk food cravings...

Identifying Ancestral Foods (Raw and Organic)

A key step to adopt the ancestral way of life is to...

Pregnancy Options

Tanika shares what advice she would give to a friend if they...

All About The Ancestral Diet

Colonization led our people to believe that Western medicine, foods, and technology...

Identifying Harmful Foods

A key step to adopt the ancestral way of life is to...

Asema Is Sacred

All About the Proteins Food Group

What is the Proteins Food Group? All foods made from meat, poultry,...

The Truth About Cheat Meals

You may have read many fitness articles that praise cheat meals. The...

Getting Help For Drug Use

I CONTROL MY BODY A survivors words of wisdom: Jamie Paddock discusses...

The Weight Scale Lies

The weight scale is a crucial tool to measure your fitness and...

All About Appetite and Portion Control

Why is Appetite and Portion Control Important? Eating too much unhealthy foods...

Pregnancy-Teen Parents Panel

At the Native STAND youth conference in Chehalis, WA (summer 2009), four...

Tips on Eating Out

Going out to eat is easy and tastes great. However, you usually...

To Eat Healthy, Will I Have to Change My Life Completely?

Being healthy and fit has many benefits. This includes preventing chronic diseases...

Be Active

MY BODY Davian Zephier, Yankton Sioux, talks about the importance of staying...

All About Dairy

What is Dairy? All fluid milk products and many foods are made...

All About Fats and Oils

What are Fats and Oils? Not all fats are created equal. Some...

Getting Wasted

Do you know of someone who has been wasted and made some...

Do I Need Protein Powder to Get Ripped

Why is Protein Important? Proteins are the main building blocks for building...

Indigenized Fitness and Nutrition

Our ancestors had to stay physically fit to survive. Whether it was...

Reflections – Self Image

Real Beauty Comes From Having a Positive Self-Image.

All About High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

What is HIIT? HIIT is when you alternate between high and low...

All About Muscle Growth

What is Muscle Growth? Muscle growth (hypertrophy) is where muscles become larger...

Before You Act

Jay Laplant- Do you sit back and think about all your options...

All About Recovery

What is Recovery and Why it is Important Recovery is just as...

All About Strength Training

What is Strength Training? Life is easier when you are strong and...

Helping a Friend With a Drinking Problem – Angel

Angel talks about helping a friend with a drinking problem.

Indigenized Fitness Spaces

Working out does not require having an expensive gym membership or equipment....

The Dirty Secret About Fitness Models and Bodybuilders

Often when you are trying to find exercising tips on the internet,...

Smoking

In this video Davian Zephier,, Yankton Sioux, talks about his own experience...

All About Warming Up

What is Warming Up? Warming up prepares the body for more intense...

All About Cardio Training

What Is Cardio Training? Cardio training is to improve heart fitness. Good...

Benefits Of Physical Activity And Exercise

MY BODY Lanelle talks about her love for the game of basketball...

Be Consistent, Be Persistent, and Measure Your Progress

Anyone and everyone can start a fitness program that meets their goal....

All About Cooling Down

What is Cooling Down and Why It Is Important Cooling down after...

Hey There Chlamydia

Hey There Chlamydia, Plain White T’s Parody Music Video. Created by: Keith...

Traditional Games and Sports

Traditional sports and games can form the backbone of a community, and...

All About Fat Loss

What is Fat Loss? We store most of our fat under the...

Smoking is a Choice

We are all faced with choices. Smoking is one of them.

Training Progams

After you’ve decided to start getting more fit and healthy, the next...

Obesity

What is obesity? Being obese means having so much body fat that...

Choices

Life choices come at you fast. The choices you make today, affect...

Vaccines

What is a vaccine? How does it work? A vaccine is an...

Gratitude And Their Influence On Your Happiness

Being grateful—or having gratitude—for the past can positively affect your future. You...

I Strengthen My Nation – PSA

That one choice strengthens you, strengthens others, and strengthens your Nation.

Overcoming an Eating Disorder

Recovering from an eating disorder can be difficult. If you or someone...

Pneumonia

What is pneumonia? Pneumonia is an infection that inflames the air sacs...

Staying in Shape

Video created by Menominee students for the WeRNative website  

Worried About Someone’s Alcohol Use

It is quite common for people to experiment with alcohol and that...

Realistic Fitness Goals and Why It’s Important

There is never a perfect time to start your fitness journey. The...

Condoms 101

How you store your condoms is just as important as how you...

Worried About Someone’s Drug Use

It is quite common for people to experiment with drugs and that...

Right Attitude, Healthy Life

Born an athlete or not, everyone can become healthy and fit. Starting...

Impact of alcohol

Amelia (Yankton Sioux) talks about the impact of alcohol and how choosing...

Worried Someone has an Eating Disorder

If you are worried about someone who may be struggling with an...

Self-Medicating With Alcohol or Drugs

Self-medicating is a term used to describe the use of drugs (including...

We’re in This Together

A video documentary about how one group of youth are using friendship...

Your Rights when Receiving Healthcare

When you visit your medical doctor, counselor, psychiatrist, psychologist, nurse or any...

Telling Someone Difficult News About You

When something troublesome or worrisome happens to you (i.e. an unplanned pregnancy,...

Condoms 101

Before you put it on Here are some tips on what you...

Inhalants or "Huffing"

Inhalants are a range of chemical products that are inhaled to produce...

Amphetamines

Amphetamine encompasses various drugs, but you will find methamphetamine is more commonly...

Impact of drug use

Lyle talks about the potential impacts of drug use on and off...

Insomnia and Other Sleeping Difficulties

Problems falling asleep, awakening after being asleep, and not being able to...

Bath Salts (Cathinones)

Bath salts are synthetic drugs (also called “designer drugs” and “legal highs”)...

Dakota Matt

Physical activity excercise Why do you like to be active? Dakota shares...

Tips for Teens with Diabetes

Stay at a Healthy Weight. If you have diabetes and are overweight,...

Kicking Butts and Staying Smoke Free

If you do smoke and want to quit, you have lots of...

Impact of drug use – Amelia

Amelia Zephier (Yankton Sioux) talks about the impact of using drugs.

Binge Eating

Most people overeat every now and then and it is common to...

Living with a Chronic Illness

The term “chronic” refers to a group of illnesses that are permanent...

Depression

A girls pursuit of happiness.

Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Let’s face it – at one time or another you’ve wished a...

Living with Physical Disability

Physical disabilities can be either short term (like a broken wrist) or...

Impact of Drug Use On Your Life

Two youth share their stories about their past drug and alcohol use....

Comfort Eating

It is not uncommon for people to eat when they feel sad,...

Managing Long-term Medication

Taking medication is not always easy—it could disrupt your day, or maybe...

Dia-beatable

Diabetes Rap

Traditional Healing

Healing comes in many forms. Modern western, or allopathic medicine, focuses primarily...

Marijuana

Marijuana, hashis and hash oil all come from a plant called Cannabis...

Kicking Butts and Staying Smoke Free

Smoking is not so glamorous. There are several ways smoking ruins your...

The Science Behind Drug Misuse

Get the real story behind drug abuse. Check out teens.drugabsue.org and get...

Tiffany Benally

I am a young mother and wife. I was born in Fort...

Different Is Normal

Changing bodies  Being different is normal.You don’t need to worry about whether...

Which Vaccines to Get

One of the most important actions you can take is to make...

Happy Halloween: What Are You Doing With Your Pumpkin?

Pumpkins have long served as a staple in the diet of American...

Losing You To The Crowd

Negative peer pressure and the impacts on friendship. Video By: Native CHAT...

What to Eat Before a Big Game?

Having enough energy on game day can be tough with a hectic...

I Strengthen My Nation

A new media campaign featuring Hollywood actor Chaske Spencer (who plays Sam...

Drugs & Alcohol – Teen Panel

This is a video featuring two youth who share their stories about...

Youth Movement

We know you care. Have a great idea on how to impact...

Keep It Sacred

What’s the difference between traditional tobacco and commercial tobacco? There was a...

Managing Pressure to Use Alcohol

Ever been put in a tough spot? Promise, Santee Sioux, talks about...

National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week

Did you know National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week is January 22-28?...

National Nutrition Month

What can you do during National Nutrition Month? Move Everyday. Being active...

Drugs And Alcohol

Vance Home Gun. How has alcohol affected your life? Vance shares a...

IUD: Intrauterine Device

An IUD is a plastic “T” shaped device (about an inch and...

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