Students in tribal college communities are learning about diabetes, and their response will affect students nationwide in a few years. The Diabetes Education in Tribal Schools (DETS) program involves eight tribal colleges that are developing diabetes-based science curriculum for K-12 students with grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
“Health and education go hand in hand,” said Dr. Cynthia Lindquist-Mala, president of Cankdeska Cikana Community College (CCCC, Fort Totten, ND).
Cankdeska Cikana Community College and Turtle Mountain Community College collaborate with their communities on vital health research and education curriculum.
In indigenous society, the belief that people can overcome our problems through ceremony and prayer has always been very powerful. Sitting Bull and his wife,
Lupe Jackson handles plenty of heat and excitement, the kind that comes from a position that only she can claim – private household cook for New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson.
Kansas Poet Laureate Dr. Denise Low-Weso ready to advocate for poetry and the arts statewide.
Native communities have not been getting quality and culturally sensitive health care. One solution to the problem may be to increase the number of Native American health professionals and researchers,
by Denise Low
Ice Cube Press (2006)
North Liberty, IA
Review by Jonathan Holden
One of the best and the most important poets of Kansas has always been Denise Low.
Edited by Doug Brugge, Timothy Benally, Esther Yazzie-Lewis
University of New Mexico Press (2006)