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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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The Northwest braces for its own Standing Rock
By Nick Turner and Joe Copeland

As the clash between police and protesters over the construction of a pipeline in North Dakota continues, tribal nations and environmentalists are gearing up to fight an even bigger pipeline in the Pacific Northwest. On Tuesday (Nov. 29), Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gave…

Standing Rock
Published in the Puyallup Tribal News

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and Department of Justice Move to Dismiss Dakota Access Lawsuit Cannon Ball, N.D.— On Jan. 9 the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe filed a motion with the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. asking District Judge James Boasberg to throw out Dakota Access’s lawsuit against…

Tacoma unites for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
By Duncan Rolfson

This year, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day will be observed on Monday, Jan. 16. People of all races, religions and genders will be taking time from the mundane-trenches we call life to observe the legacy that this great man imparted on our nation. Starting as early as the Sunday just before this holiday,…

A New Year of Healthy Possibilities!
Published in the Puyallup Tribal News

Make being healthy your resolution. Find ways to get and stay healthy this year. Tips focus on a healthy you, family, and home. The New Year has long been a time for reflection on the personal changes we want to make as we look forward to a year of healthy possibilities. Health-related goals are popular…

Chief Leschi’s ‘Road Warriors’ roll on

If the Chief Leschi Warriors have forgotten what it is like to play a home game, no one is going to blame them. Over the last few weeks, the Warriors have turned into the “Road Warriors” as they have traveled all over Western Washington to face opponents at their own houses. With the last four…

Kwawachee Counseling Center’s Inside Out Group
Published in the Puyallup Tribal News

The Inside Out Group will be a process and support group for 5-12 year olds 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…

Take Action Now to Prevent the Flu
Published in the Puyallup Tribal News

PTHA 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 an alcohol-based hand rub.…

What is meningococcal disease?
Published in the Puyallup Tribal News

Meningococcal disease is a sudden illness caused by bacteria. It can infect the bloodstream or the linings covering the brain and spinal cord.     Many healthy adults and children carry the bacteria in their nose and throat. Though these individuals may not have symptoms or be ill,…

December luncheon brings Merry Christmas to elders
Published in the Puyallup Tribal News

Holiday festivities were in full swing at the Tribe’s House of Respect Elders Center on Dec. 16. The monthly luncheons there are always a great time, but during the Christmas season hearts seem to be lighter and an extra bit of cheer in the air brings easy smiles and lots of laughter. As always,…

Protect the Sacred: Native artists for Standing Rock
Published in the Puyallup Tribal News

Spaceworks Gallery, 950 Pacific Ave., Tacoma Dec. 31 through Feb. 16 Monday-Friday, 1-5 p.m. Opening Reception: Third Thursday, Jan. 19, 6-9 p.m. Blessing by Puyallup Tribal Culture Director Connie McCloud at 7 p.m., and poetry by Sara Marie Ortiz, Nahaan, and Erin Tail. Nahaan will also be giving…