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Join Osage News and KOSU for a discussion on Indigenous women's health and reproductive rights

By Allison Herrera, Shannon Shaw Duty, KOSU News Since the overturning of Roe v. Wade, discussion around reproductive rights for Indigenous women has been narrowly focused on whether access could be given through the sovereignty of tribal nations and whether abortions clinics could open on tribal land. Some Native women

Osage Nation awarded $54M to improve high-speed broadband on reservation

The project must be completed in two years but will reap benefits for everyone living within the county Written by Louise Red Corn It is raining – actually it’s pouring – grant money on the Osage Nation. Just three weeks after the National Telecommunications and Information Administration announced it was giving

Expanding the business community and growing capacity: Oklahoma Human Services announces Child Care Desert Startup Grants

OKLAHOMA CITY (Sept. 13, 2022) – Oklahoma Human Services is pleased to announce a Child Care Desert Startup Grant to increase accessibility to quality child care in areas of significant need around the state. In Oklahoma, 34 of the state’s 77 counties are considered child care deserts. Data from the

Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma Receives $1,000,000 from Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts to Increase Access to Opioid Use Disorder Treatment for Families

NEW YORK (Sept. 12, 2022) – The Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE), a private 501(c)(3) national grant-making foundation focused on addressing the nation’s opioid and drug overdose crisis, is providing $1,000,000 over two years to Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma for a project that will

USDA Takes Steps to Support Food Sovereignty with the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2022 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) today announced it has signed a cooperative agreement with the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes under the Local Food Purchase Assistance Cooperative Agreement Program (LFPA). Through LFPA, the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes seek to

Federal report finds Native Americans had sharpest decline in life expectancy in 2021

Native health expert says stats are likely an undercount due to poor data collection Seattle, WA—The National Center for Health Statistics, a federal agency under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), released a report titled Provisional Life Expectancy Estimates for 2021, which found that the American Indian

District court says Osage Reservation disestablished, Osage attorneys prepare for appeal

Lawyers on all sides of Phillips case scheduled to be in court for a status hearing on Sept. 8. Written by Louise Red Corn The district court judge for Osage County has ruled that the Osage Nation’s reservation no longer exists, but his decision is merely the first step
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