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My boyfriend doesn’t treat me well and drinks a lot. What should I do?

Auntie – I broke up with my boyfriend because he doesn’t treat me well and drinks a lot. He kept telling me that he was going to kill himself and so I told his parents, but he kind of manipulated me to be back with him. Now he is super clingy and obsessed with me. I don’t know what to… Read More

Kids are getting bullied at my school, what should I do?

Kids are getting bullied at my school, what should I do? -Joe Hi Joe! Bullying is a tough, especially because it’s not always obvious when someone is getting bullied and whether it is your place to say something. But when we pay attention we know when something is not right and we know it’s within our power to make a… Read More

I’m just seeking some advice about getting mad…I need to know how to stop.

I’m just seeking some advice about getting mad and tending to punching a wall I need to know how to stop. Thanks so much for your question. It’s normal to feel angry every now and again. But it’s important that we manage our anger and find positive ways to express it. Anger can become unhealthy if we bottled up. When… Read More

I hear there are threats to our water supply. What’s that mean?

Yeesh, this is a good question, but an important one to start thinking about. We know that water in Indian County is considered sacred. We use it in ceremonies and in our prayers. For us water serves as a symbol of the interconnectedness of all life. Some tribes are rich in water, and live in areas with a bunch of… Read More

I have a friend who has been talking about suicide a lot and it’s starting to scare me.

Recently there have been a lot of suicides in my town. I have a friend who has been talking about it a lot and it’s starting to scare me. What can I do? Hi Irene. You’re a good friend for writing in and wanting to get help. Thank you for your courage and commitment to your friend’s health. Make sure… Read More

How do I eat healthy?

Dear Auntie, How do I eat healthy? This is a tough question for me because I feel like I will always be learning and negotiating the right balance between my nutrition and physical fitness. This does not come easy or natural for me. I feel like I have to work hard at it…and I’m certainly not perfect at it. So… Read More

As a U.S. Marine how can I stay close to my home traditions when they are not offered at my current duty station?

Hello Auntie, My Name is Ongelic Johnson, I am Muckleshoot, Cherokee and Cowlitz. I am also a United States Marine and my question is: How can i stay close to my home traditions when they are not offered at my current duty station, as far as attending pow wows and going to church, like back at home? First and foremost…you… Read More

I’ve heard that college parties get out of control. What should I do?

I am graduating and going to college in less than a week. I’ve heard that college parties get out of control. What should I do? Hey Jordan… Congrats on getting into college! That’s awesome. So, what I can say about college parties is that, yes, there is definitely a party scene at most schools, but there are also other scenes… Read More

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