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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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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. “Protect the Sacred” gives voice to the diverse Urban Indian community of this region. As Native artists, we reject externally constructed expectations…

Published in the Puyallup Tribal News

VARSITY BOYS BASKETBALL 11/30    LIFE CHRISTIAN                 7 P.M. 12/02    NORTH BEACH                   7 P.M. 12/06    ILWACO  …

Does your Food Budget Need a Boost?
Published in the Puyallup Tribal News

The WIC Program (Women, Infant, and Children’s Supplemental Food Program) is a food benefit for your young family. If you are pregnant or have children under 5, call us to see if you are eligible. Each person in your family could receive up to $50 worth of food benefits per month plus Farmer’s…

Honoring Our Elders Day at PTHA
Published in the Puyallup Tribal News

PTHA hosts four Honoring Our Elders events, throughout the year, for Puyallup Tribal Members age 55+. The November 17th event was a great success! Of the 97 Elders who signed-in, 54 were seen by medical and 35 were seen by Dental for denture fittings, exams and cleanings. All Elders had access to…

Healthy Cooking for the Holidays
Published in the Puyallup Tribal News

Cooking healthy side dishes during the holidays does not have to be challenging.  Side dishes are a great way to fuel up on nutrient rich foods such as vegetables and whole grains.  Everyone benefits from eating these types of foods daily.  Vegetables are packed with many nutrients,…

Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman responds to Governor’s executive order
Published in the Puyallup Tribal News

Cannon Ball, N.D.—The following statement from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s Chairman, Dave Archambault II, can be quoted in part or in full. "Today, Gov. Dalrymple issued an executive order calling for mandatory evacuation of all campers located on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) lands,…

PNHA tenants take part in Neighborhood Emergency Teams Workshop
Published in the Puyallup Tribal News

In mid-November some of the tenants of the PNHA gathered to participate in the Neighborhood Emergency Teams Workshop in the NE gym. This event was hosted by the ROSS Coordinator Eugena Buena-Douglas who invited Barbara Nelson, Public Outreach Coordinator from the Piece County Emergency Management…

Puyallup Tribe protects coho spawning habitat
Published in the Puyallup Tribal News

For the first time in decades, an abundant coho run has re-established itself on Clarks Creek in the lower Puyallup River. The Puyallup Tribe is making sure that these returning adults are finding a place to spawn. Tribal staff built an improvised fish slide at the Clarks Creek hatchery to move the…

Puyallup Tribe’s Tallon Yerbury gets All-City nod

Make no mistake, putting any sort of all-star team together is difficult business. Whether it’s coming from a group of coaches or writers, there always seems to be some bit of controversy, great or small, when the final tally is released for the public’s consumption. Sometimes a league is so packed…

Planning Ahead - Health Care during the Holidays
Published in the Puyallup Tribal News

With the upcoming Holiday Closures and possible weather closures, PTHA wants to remind patients to plan ahead. It’s important to take care of your health care needs early and not wait to refill prescriptions, see the doctor, etc. If you’re not sure if PTHA is open, please call (253) 593-0232 and…