Susan Shannon http://kgou.org en The Advantages Of SoonerCare For Native Americans And Other Stories http://kgou.org/post/advantages-soonercare-native-americans-and-other-stories <p><strong>SoonerCare Can Give Indian Health Care Services An Added Advantage</strong></p><p>SoonerCare is Oklahoma’s Medicaid program. The tribal relations associate for SoonerCare is Katie Carden. Carden says more Native Americans and native veterans need to sign up because not only are there more services available for them to take advantage of, it will pay their tribal clinics for services received. In fact, SoonerCare is the third largest payer to Indian Health Service.</p><p>Katie Carden, a member of the Muscogee Creek Nation, wants Native Americans to sign up for SoonerCare.</p> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 21:30:37 +0000 Susan Shannon 33253 at http://kgou.org The Advantages Of SoonerCare For Native Americans And Other Stories Culture As Medicine http://kgou.org/post/culture-medicine <p>Dr. Dolores Bigfoot is one of the authors of the article <em>Cultural Enhancement of Mental Health Services for American Indian Children </em>found in the spring 2014 edition of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC). Bigfoot explains how age-old ceremonies and values from tribal life can help abused native children today.</p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Susan Shannon 32664 at http://kgou.org Culture As Medicine 5 Stories From Indian Country This Week http://kgou.org/post/5-stories-indian-country-week <p><strong>Cherokee Nation To Restore And Preserve Schoolhouse</strong></p><p>The Cherokee Nation and its businesses are donating $120,000 to restore and preserve a nearly 100-year-old schoolhouse. The schoolhouse was built in 1917 and was the main building at the Dwight Mission in Vian in eastern Oklahoma.</p> Sat, 28 Jun 2014 18:15:37 +0000 Susan Shannon & Associated Press 32296 at http://kgou.org 5 Stories From Indian Country This Week Can A School Be Bully Free? http://kgou.org/post/can-school-be-bully-free <p>The <a href="http://www.hhs.gov/" target="_blank">U-S Department of Health and Human Services </a>defines bullying as “unwanted, aggressive behavior among school-aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose.”</p><p>An educator and a counselor in Tulsa want to create a school that’s bully-free.</p> Sat, 21 Jun 2014 02:52:48 +0000 Susan Shannon 31786 at http://kgou.org Can A School Be Bully Free? Young Native Americans Pick Up The Fight Against Native Mascots http://kgou.org/post/young-native-americans-pick-fight-against-native-mascots <p>Oklahoma-born American Indian rights advocate Suzan Shown Harjo has led the fight against team names and mascots deemed disparaging to Native Americans. She led a successful legal challenge in 1992 against the owner of the Washington Redskins. But the initial ruling by Trademark Trial and Appeal Board was overturned, and the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear the case.</p><p>Now the torch has been passed, and a new generation of advocates is running with it.</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Susan Shannon 31197 at http://kgou.org Young Native Americans Pick Up The Fight Against Native Mascots OKC Indian Clinic To Host Wellness Walk At Remington Park http://kgou.org/post/okc-indian-clinic-host-wellness-walk-remington-park <p></p><p>The <a href="https://www.facebook.com/OKCIndianClinic" target="_blank">Oklahoma City Indian Clinic</a> is hosting a Walk for Wellness on June 14 at Remington Park. The Clinic is trying to promote healthy lifestyles by engaging the whole family in healthy activities. Steve Daugherty is the health promotion and disease prevention coordinator for the clinic.</p><p>"There's several changes that we all need to make. Being natives we're more prevalent to diabetes and heart disease," Daugherty said.</p> Sat, 07 Jun 2014 02:20:40 +0000 Susan Shannon 30867 at http://kgou.org OKC Indian Clinic To Host Wellness Walk At Remington Park Did Tribal Sovereign Immunity Dodge A Bullet? http://kgou.org/post/did-tribal-sovereign-immunity-dodge-bullet <p><a href="http://www.gklaw.com/attorney.cfm?attorney_id=256" target="_blank">Brian Pierson</a>, team leader for Indian Nations law team at <a href="http://www.gklaw.com/" target="_blank">Godfrey &amp; Kahn</a>, wrote an <a href="http://www.natlawreview.com/article/supreme-court-decides-bay-mills-case-leaves-tribal-sovereign-immunity-intact" target="_blank">article</a> about the Supreme Court’s recent decision on <a href="http://www.supremecourt.gov/Search.aspx?FileName=/docketfiles/12-515.htm" target="_blank">Michigan v Bay Mills Indian Community</a> case for the <a href="http://www.natlawre Sat, 07 Jun 2014 01:50:25 +0000 Susan Shannon 30866 at http://kgou.org Did Tribal Sovereign Immunity Dodge A Bullet? 6 Things To Know About This Year’s Red Earth Festival http://kgou.org/post/6-things-know-about-year-s-red-earth-festival <p>Thursday, June 5, marks the beginning of <a href="http://www.redearth.org/" target="_blank">Red Earth Festival</a>, now in its 28<sup>th</sup> year. And this year marks a new direction and new location for the 3 day festival.</p><p>HISTORY:</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 20:09:26 +0000 Susan Shannon 30363 at http://kgou.org 6 Things To Know About This Year’s Red Earth Festival Native Peoples In Their Own Words...The Kiowa http://kgou.org/post/native-peoples-their-own-wordsthe-kiowa <p>This is the first in a series of programs dedicated to the stories of Oklahoma's tribes, as told by tribal members.&nbsp;</p><p>According to <a href="http://www.curledup.com/indiantr.htm" target="_blank">Blue Clark, in his book <em>Indian Tribes Of Oklahoma</em></a>, the Kiowa origin story tells of the tribe’s emergence out of the ground through a hollow cottonwood log. The supernatural being Saynday called them forth and taught the Kiowa how to hunt and survive.</p> Sat, 24 May 2014 02:37:05 +0000 Susan Shannon 29949 at http://kgou.org Native Peoples In Their Own Words...The Kiowa Review: News Affecting Indian Country http://kgou.org/post/review-news-affecting-indian-country <p><strong>Tobacco Tax Compact Negotiated</strong></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A new tobacco tax compact between the </span>Kialegee<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Tribal Town and the state of Oklahoma is now in effect. Each of the state's 38 federally recognized Indian tribes can negotiate a compact with the state that determines how much of the $1.03-per-pack tax is distributed between the state and the tribe. &nbsp;The Tulsa World reports that Oklahoma will collect 30 percent of all </span>Kialegee<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> compact taxes - or all applicable state taxes - on the sale of any cigarette or other tobacco product that is subject to the compact from Feb. 1 of this year through the end of 2015. That amount increases to 40 percent in 2016, 45 percent in 2017 and 50 percent in 2018. The compact expires at the end of 2018.</span></p><p> Sat, 17 May 2014 12:08:17 +0000 Susan Shannon 29427 at http://kgou.org Review: News Affecting Indian Country