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Spaceworks gallery displays work by Native American artists

Spaceworks Gallery, a relatively new enterprise, is showing an exhibit of work by local Native American artists representing a diversity of tribal affiliations. Entitled “Protect the Sacred: Artists for Standing Rock,” all of the work is in one way or another addressing the attempt to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) from passing through lands deemed sacred by the Standing Rock Sioux. An alliance of Native Americans, environmentalists, veterans and others have been bravely resisting the pipeline company's attempt to ram the oil pipeline through, despite objections by several Sioux tribes among others. Calling themselves “water protectors,” the people that are putting themselves in the way of the project assert that they are protecting the waters of the Missouri River, as such pipelines have a record of leaking oil and contaminating… Read Full Story

Mumps Outbreak in Pierce County

Community Health Nursing
Puyallup Tribal Health Authority

The Public Health Department has confirmed numerous cases of mumps in Pierce and King County.

What Is Mumps?

Mumps is a highly contagious viral illness. An infected person can spread it through face-to-face contact by coughing, sneezing, or even spraying saliva while talking. It can also spread by shared cups and eating utensils.

What Are the Symptoms?

  • Puffy cheeks and swollen jaw
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Muscle Aches
  • Tiredness
  • Loss of Appetite

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Inspiration can be defined in many ways – an action or influence. It can also be described as an activity, a person, or divine intervention, or writings.
I was truly inspired watching my daughter’s last basketball game. It caused me to pause and think of now it is her last year in high school and the last of my children to graduate.
What, as a parent, could I do to help inspire my daughter and what were her wants and needs? What is her futuristic outlook on life? Was it college, employment? What kind of job or higher education… Read Full Story

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Indigenous, environmental activists vow to fight Trump pipeline decisions
Published in the Puyallup Tribal News

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Jan. 24 the Trump administration approved construction of the controversial Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines. Friends of the Earth President Erich Pica issued the following response: Donald Trump has made it clear that his America does not include the millions…

Elders welcome special guests to monthly luncheon

With a Valentine’s Day theme – and on the day of President Trump’s inauguration – elders gathered for some fun time together at the House of Respect Elders Center on Jan. 20. In attendance were some special visitors from the MHA Nation of North Dakota (Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara) being hosted…

Chief Leschi looks to close like Warriors

It’s been an exciting season for the Chief Leschi boys’ basketball team and it doesn’t look like this group of Warriors is ready to hang up their sneakers anytime soon. Sitting with an impressive 14-4 record approaching the end of the regular season, Chief Leschi will get a five-day breather…

New Year’s Breakfast Ideas
By Lezly Hughes, PTHA Nutritionist

With the New Year here, many people are trying to incorporate healthier habits, I encourage starting out with one new healthy habit at a time, like eating breakfast.  Breakfast is a great way to start out your day. It’s suggested to try and eat within two hours of waking.  Breakfast eaters…

Standing Rock Tribal Council Approves Evacuation Order for All Camps
By Jenni Monet

FORT YATES, ND – In a unanimous vote, Standing Rock Sioux tribal council members voted to close the network of encampments behind the Dakota Access Pipeline protests within 30 days, including the main Oceti Sakowin, Rosebud, and Sacred Stone camps. Council members also voted against providing any…

Published in the Puyallup Tribal News

CONVERSATIONS TO FOCUS ON PERSONAL STORIES OF RACE Now more than ever, honest conversations around the issue of race and racism is needed. With high profile police shootings of people of color, as well as rhetoric from the new presidential administration regarding the Latino, Black and Muslim communities,…

Flu Season is Here…Take Action Now!
Published in the Puyallup Tribal News

Puyallup Tribal Health Authority urges you to take the following actions to protect yourself and others from influenza (the flu): Get vaccinated. Cough or sneeze into the inside of your elbow. Never use your hands. Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use…

Inside Out Group
Published in the Puyallup Tribal News

Support group for children ages 5 to 12 to help increase awareness of feelings, healthy expression of feelings and overall mental health wellness. • Does your child have a hard time expressing their feelings? • Could your child benefit from building peer relationships in a safe environment? •…

Pulling for Recovery Community Gathering
Published in the Puyallup Tribal News

Wednesday, February 8 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm PTHA Spirit House Join us as we honor community members and their families who are pulling for recovery. There will be opportunities to share personal stories of recovery and wellness as well as serve as role models and mentors to our youth and others. • Delicious…

Grief Speaks
Published in the Puyallup Tribal News

Education and Support for those Dealing with Grief and Loss Starts February 1, 2017 Wednesdays, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Topics to be included: • Stages of grief/loss • The impact of unresolved grief • Common symptoms of grief • Native traditions of grieving • Self-care This group is for adults…