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Breastfeeding is not unique to humans. All 4,000 species of mammals produce a milk designed specifically for their infants.
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In this holiday season, the importance of storytelling grows as Native youth seek answers about walking in two worlds--honoring the past to find their way in today's modern society.

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Pueblos created their communities around the activity of farming. The soils in Pueblo territory were variable as was the availability of water.

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There has been much controversy about the Affordable Care Act, what some call Obamacare. The politics are beyond intense. And those computer glitches are making it virtually impossible for people to enroll.

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IMPACT is a series of videos created by Working Films and The Fledgling Fund for documentarians. Co-created with The Fledgling Fund, the series covers important information about building film campaigns that can ignite social change.

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As my internship comes to a close, I am excited to go back home and yet I am saddened to leave. My 350 mile sojourn to Anchorage, Alaska, and Alaska Public Media has been so informative, exciting and full of hard work. With each new experience a world opened up and I had but to step through. I’ve met new people, broke my ankle, directed a short and bought a new motorcycle. It has been an extremely busy summer!

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We had planned this all by phone and mail, having sent posters to each venue ahead of time and arranged with various groups to attend, speak, etc. It had taken months to organize and it was a pleasure to finally meet some of the friendly voices on the other end of the phone.

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I've attended many ceremonies and community gatherings throughout Indian Country over the years. It doesn't matter what kind of gathering it is, for celebration, healing or saying good-bye to a loved one, there are similarities among them. Everyone pitches in to make them a success, there is the love and sense of community felt by those who attend, and there is food--A LOT of it.  

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Boozhoo, my name is Mary Deleary and I am the Archive Assistant for Vision Maker Media. In 2010, I graduated from the Museum Studies program at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Prior to joining the Vision Maker Media team, I was the Coordinator for the IAIA Primitive Edge Gallery, and instructor of the Art and Exhibit Preparation and Introduction to Repatriation courses.

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