Greetings, unicorns, and Happy Friday. This week’s news updates are a little more entertainment-heavy at the end, but first let’s get to this week’s politics and other newsy items:
Happy Friday, everyone. Is it Springtime where you are yet? I hope so. This week’s newsy roundup has a lot of political stories, but we’ll end with good news. Let’s get started: Read More Friday News Bites: Indiana’s Discrimination Bill, Germanwings Crash + More
From college funding to anti-discrimination to my using a weird word in a headline — it’s time for another sampler platter of news stories to see you into the weekend.
Content warning: discussion of chronic illness, discrimination, dieting, sizeism, weight gain/loss
A year ago at this time I was 25 lbs. (11 kg) lighter, but not at much less risk for developing diabetes after having participated in my Tribe’s Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP). The Diabetes Prevention Program is a national program designed to target people and populations at high risk for diabetes and already designated as pre-diabetic. Let that explain how I got involved; according to the American Diabetes Association, “At nearly 16.1 percent, American Indians and Alaska Natives have the highest age-adjusted prevalence of diabetes among all U.S. racial and ethnic groups.” Read More “Aren’t you Native American?”: Diabetes Prevention in Indian Country
Another week, another science news roundup. We’ve got some awesome space news, baby snow leopards, HPV vaccine news, dinosaur sex, and more! Read More Science News Roundup: 7/17/12
Forced to inhabit multiple worlds, Zitkala-Å a dedicated her life to art and activism, challenging authority and exposing corruption in a government that did not consider Native Americans worthy of raising their own children, preserving their own cultures, or accessing citizenship and legal rights. Read More Zitkala-Å a: Nom de Defiance