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Arne Vainio: 'If I quit smoking right now it wouldn't change a thing'
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Arne Vainio: 'If I quit smoking right now it wouldn't change a thing' (April 11, 2018)

She was working hard to breathe. She always worked hard, but this time was different.

Arne Vainio: 'The doctor missed my cancer. How can I trust him?'
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Arne Vainio: 'The doctor missed my cancer. How can I trust him?' (March 12, 2018)

I was in the grocery store looking at apples when he and his wife came up to me.

Cronkite News: Sen. McCain calls for compromise as Senate opens health debate
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Cronkite News: Sen. McCain calls for compromise as Senate opens health debate (July 26, 2017)

Sen. John McCain had 16 minutes of floor time and he used every minute of it, capping an already emotional return to the Senate with a call to action for his fellow lawmakers that hit every emotion on the scale.

Cronkite News: Sen. McCain returns to Washington amid health care debate
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Cronkite News: Sen. McCain returns to Washington amid health care debate (July 25, 2017)

Less than a week after he was diagnosed with an aggressive brain cancer, Arizona Sen. John McCain (R) is returning to work in the nation's capital.

Cronkite News: Sen. McCain vows to return to Capitol Hill after brain cancer diagnosis
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Cronkite News: Sen. McCain vows to return to Capitol Hill after brain cancer diagnosis (July 20, 2017)

Arizona Sen. John McCain, a former two-term chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs has been diagnosed with brain cancer.

Clara Caufield: Northern Cheyenne Tribe comes together for health
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Clara Caufield: Northern Cheyenne Tribe comes together for health (February 14, 2017)

The Northern Cheyenne 'Red Day' was designed to be an uplifting day of encouragement for all our people, focusing upon women who seem to suffer from the disease more often than men.

Arne Vainio: It's never too late to save your health and your life
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Arne Vainio: It's never too late to save your health and your life (January 25, 2017)

I was covered in grease when he came up to me and my hair was knotted with leaves and dirt from working on the car.

Vi Waln: Let's kick our smoking and tobacco habits in Indian Country
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Vi Waln: Let's kick our smoking and tobacco habits in Indian Country (January 19, 2017)

Contrary to what you may believe, commercial tobacco is not ceremonial.

Vi Waln: More awareness of breast cancer needed in Indian Country
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Vi Waln: More awareness of breast cancer needed in Indian Country (November 4, 2016)

Out of all the different cancers our people are afflicted with, American Indian women are the most likely to die from breast cancer.

Puyallup Tribe updates compact in order to cultivate marijuana
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Puyallup Tribe updates compact in order to cultivate marijuana (August 4, 2016)

The tribe operates a cannabis institute and will be growing marijuana to help with medical needs.

Award-winning Ojibwe writer Jim Northrup passes away at age 73
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Award-winning Ojibwe writer Jim Northrup passes away at age 73 (August 2, 2016)

Jim Northrup was a member of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians.

Vi Waln: Too many of our own people continue to smoke cigarettes
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Vi Waln: Too many of our own people continue to smoke cigarettes (July 27, 2016)

If the smoking chain is not broken now, our unborn generations will continue to die from disproportionately high disease rates.

Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe hosts walk for cancer
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Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe hosts walk for cancer (July 22, 2016)

Several tribal citizens of all ages braved a hot summer day and walked from the Billy Mills Hall to the pow-wow grounds to acknowledged Native American Cancer Awareness Month.

Tim Giago: Cancer is claiming far too many lives on Pine Ridge
Opinion

Tim Giago: Cancer is claiming far too many lives on Pine Ridge (July 11, 2016)

I began to wonder what it was on the Pine Ridge Reservation that caused all of these wonderful people to come down with cancer and die so young.

Lakota Country Times: Relay for Life raises cancer awareness
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Lakota Country Times: Relay for Life raises cancer awareness (June 20, 2016)

riple digit temperatures didn’t faze Relay For Life goers from enjoying an evening of cancer awareness activities honoring survivors and remembering relatives no longer here.

Delphine Red Shirt: Returning to a more traditional Lakota diet
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Delphine Red Shirt: Returning to a more traditional Lakota diet (June 20, 2016)

As humans we can adapt to any kind of diet, and we have, as Lakota people, but what if we go back to our native diet?

Lakota Country Times: Cancer survivor finds support at Rosebud
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Lakota Country Times: Cancer survivor finds support at Rosebud (June 17, 2016)

Over 150 people participated in a National Cancer Survivor Day event to offer prayers and support for Tonya Whirlwind Soldier, who is undergoing treatment for ovarian cancer.

Vi Waln: Rosebud Sioux community joins together to end cancer
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Vi Waln: Rosebud Sioux community joins together to end cancer (June 16, 2016)

Cancer patients are brave. Every single day they are challenged to find the ability to continue their treatment.

Native Sun News: Cleanup addresses sacred sites in South Dakota
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Native Sun News: Cleanup addresses sacred sites in South Dakota (June 13, 2016)

The tributaries draining out of the abandoned mines carry runoff to the Standing Rock, Cheyenne River, Crow Creek, Lower Brule and Yankton Sioux reservations.

Vi Waln: Lakota people can beat cancer with regular screenings
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Vi Waln: Lakota people can beat cancer with regular screenings (June 8, 2016)

Cancer doesn’t have to be a death sentence. In fact, there are many survivors on the Rosebud Reservation.

Soboba Band leader Rose Salgado survives cancer three times
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Soboba Band leader Rose Salgado survives cancer three times (April 15, 2016)

The tribe's sergeant at arms and former vice chairwoman has defeated two bouts of breast cancer and recently had a cancerous tumor removed.

Award-winning writer Jim Northrup prepares for his final journey
Arts & Entertainment | National

Award-winning writer Jim Northrup prepares for his final journey (April 8, 2016)

The author of the popular Fond du Lac Follies column is following the Ojibwe philosophy of minobimaadiziwin, or living the good life.

Native Sun News: Northern Cheyenne veteran battles cancer
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Native Sun News: Northern Cheyenne veteran battles cancer (December 17, 2015)

Earlier this year, Lisa Limpy Just, a Northern Cheyenne woman in her forties, was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer.

Insurance from Quapaw Tribe helps family pay for cancer care
Health

Insurance from Quapaw Tribe helps family pay for cancer care (December 7, 2015)

A three-year-old girl has been cancer free for a year and her family credits the tribe with helping cover the costs of her care.

Winona LaDuke: Fossil fuels are bad for Native women's health
Environment | Health | Opinion

Winona LaDuke: Fossil fuels are bad for Native women's health (October 19, 2015)

Honor the Earth is introducing the Pipeline-free Breast Campaign as a part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians donates $100K for cancer center
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Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians donates $100K for cancer center (October 8, 2015)

The tribe's donation helps the Sonora Regional Medical Center get closer to its fundraising goal by the end of the year.

Alaska Natives deal with toxic legacy and poisoned food supply
Environment

Alaska Natives deal with toxic legacy and poisoned food supply (August 3, 2015)

An Air Force installation on St. Lawrence Island in Alaska was in operation for less than two decades but Native residents are still dealing with the fallout.

Leader of Monacan Nation passes on after fight with liver cancer
Health | National | Federal Recognition

Leader of Monacan Nation passes on after fight with liver cancer (June 24, 2015)

Sharon Bryant was the first woman to lead the tribe. She was 54.

Leader of Monacan Nation diagnosed with terminal liver cancer
Health | National | Federal Recognition

Leader of Monacan Nation diagnosed with terminal liver cancer (June 3, 2015)

Sharon Bryant, the first woman to serve as chief, spent most of her first term focusing on federal recognition for her people.

Puyallup Tribe set to debut first cancer clinic in Indian Country
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Puyallup Tribe set to debut first cancer clinic in Indian Country (April 8, 2015)

The Salish Integrative Oncology Care Center will provide a range of treatments options, both conventional and traditional.

Puyallup Tribe to run first cancer care center in Indian Country
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Puyallup Tribe to run first cancer care center in Indian Country (March 19, 2015)

The Salish Integrative Oncology Care Center will incorporate modern and traditional treatments.

Ruth Hopkins: Tribes need to raise awareness of breast cancer
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Ruth Hopkins: Tribes need to raise awareness of breast cancer (October 28, 2014)

Ruth Hopkins shares the struggle her mother faced after being diagnosed with breast cancer.

Bill John Baker: Addressing breast cancer in our communities
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Bill John Baker: Addressing breast cancer in our communities (October 21, 2014)

Encouraging regular testing to address breast cancer among Native women.

Crystal Willcuts: Remembering the beauty that was my mother
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Crystal Willcuts: Remembering the beauty that was my mother (October 17, 2014)

Crystal Willcuts reflects on the loss of her mother to breast cancer.

Crystal Willcuts: A tribute to my mother who was lost to cancer
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Crystal Willcuts: A tribute to my mother who was lost to cancer (October 1, 2014)

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Crystal Willcuts writes in honor of her mother.

First Nation group finishes 435-mile walk for cancer awareness
Canada | Health

First Nation group finishes 435-mile walk for cancer awareness (August 6, 2014)

About 50 marchers made the journey from the reserve to Manitoba's capital.

MPR: Cancer hits hardest among American Indians in Minnesota
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MPR: Cancer hits hardest among American Indians in Minnesota (July 8, 2014)

Minnesota Public Radio reports on the high rates of cancer among American Indians in the state.

Widow of late activist Russell Means files wrongful death case
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Widow of late activist Russell Means files wrongful death case (June 23, 2014)

Doctors failed to diagnose cancer despite repeated visits to clinics.

Crushplate: 10 disturbing facts about Indian Country health
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Crushplate: 10 disturbing facts about Indian Country health (April 23, 2014)

The Crushplate blog uncovers 10 disturbing facts regarding the health of Native Americans.

CDC reports show high death rates among Native Americans
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CDC reports show high death rates among Native Americans (April 22, 2014)

Death rates for Native Americans are nearly 50 percent greater than rates among non-Hispanic Whites, according to the CDC.

Opinion: DNA tests offer clues into Indian and Spanish ancestry
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Opinion: DNA tests offer clues into Indian and Spanish ancestry (February 19, 2014)

Cancer researchers are finding clues about the mixed Indian and Spanish origins of remote villages in the Andes of Columbia.

KUNM: Cancer death rates still high among Native Americans
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KUNM: Cancer death rates still high among Native Americans (January 8, 2014)

Cancer death rates among Native Americans in New Mexico and Arizona remain high.

Famed comedian Charlie Hill battles lymphoma cancer at home
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Famed comedian Charlie Hill battles lymphoma cancer at home (December 4, 2013)

Donations are being sought to offset health care costs for comedian Charlie Hill, who has been battling lymphoma cancer.

Regina Brave: Don't take health or environment for granted
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Regina Brave: Don't take health or environment for granted (November 12, 2013)

It’s gratifying to read that so many South Dakota and Nebraska farmers, ranchers and citizens opted to take a stand against the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Claudia Kauffman: Breast cancer awareness in Indian Country
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Claudia Kauffman: Breast cancer awareness in Indian Country (October 23, 2013)

Claudia Kauffman calls on Indian Country to join National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Man faces year for stealing $40 on Chitimacha Reservation
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Man faces year for stealing $40 on Chitimacha Reservation (July 24, 2013)

A 21-year-old man faces a year in federal prison for stealing $40 from a donation jar on the Chitimacha Reservation in Louisiana.

Native woman swims 32 miles to raise    cancer research funds
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Native woman swims 32 miles to raise cancer research funds (July 1, 2013)

A Native woman from British Columbia swam 32 miles over the weekend to raise funds for cancer research.

Native Sun News:  Activist Russell Means hospitalized in Arizona
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Native Sun News: Activist Russell Means hospitalized in Arizona (October 17, 2012)

The following story was written and reported by Native Sun Staff. All content © Native Sun News. Means hospitalized in Arizona By Native Sun News Staff SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Russell...

Native Sun News: Activist Russell Means battling cancer again
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Native Sun News: Activist Russell Means battling cancer again (October 11, 2012)

The following story was written and reported by Brandon Ecoffey, Native Sun News Staff Writer. All content © Native Sun News. Longtime activist and actor Russell Means, Oglala Lakota, speaks...

Navajo Nation teen succumbs to rare form of muscle cancer
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Navajo Nation teen succumbs to rare form of muscle cancer (March 22, 2012)

Jarrad Keeswood, a young member of the Navajo Nation who suffered from a rare form of muscle cancer, died on Sunday. He was 18. Keeswood was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma when...

Native Sun News: Russell Means goes back to his 'normal' life
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Native Sun News: Russell Means goes back to his 'normal' life (March 21, 2012)

The following story was written and reported by Jesse Abernathy, Native Sun News Editor. All content © Native Sun News. Russell Means, 72, claims to be completely devoid of cancer...

Native Sun News: Russell Means claims  victory over cancer
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Native Sun News: Russell Means claims victory over cancer (December 15, 2011)

The following story was written and reported by Jesse Abernathy. All content © Native Sun News. SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA -- In a remarkable turn of events, actor and American Indian activist...

Tim Giago: Former adversaries face  terminal cancer ailments
Opinion

Tim Giago: Former adversaries face terminal cancer ailments (November 7, 2011)

Notes from Indian Country By Tim Giago (Nanwica Kciji) © 2011 Unity South Dakota I find it ironic that two adversaries, two domineering personalities that clashed over a number of...

Native News: Dennis Banks sees Russell Means in New Mexico
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Native News: Dennis Banks sees Russell Means in New Mexico (September 8, 2011)

"During the 1970s, Dennis Banks, Ojibwa, and Russell Means, Lakota, emerged as two of the American Indian Movement's most recognizable leaders. Some could argue they have been the most visible...

Navajo Nation woman spurs initiative to clean up uranium site
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Navajo Nation woman spurs initiative to clean up uranium site (September 6, 2011)

A 71-year-old Navajo Nation woman has spent more than 30 years fighting for the cleanup of an abandoned uranium mining site in Utah. Elsie Mae Begay grew up in a...

Native Sun News: Russell Means diagnosed with terminal cancer
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Native Sun News: Russell Means diagnosed with terminal cancer (August 17, 2011)

The following story was written and reported by Jesse Abernathy. All content © Native Sun News. PORCUPINE, SOUTH DAKOTA –– Russell Means may well be facing the toughest adversary in...

Column: Pollution hits Indian and non-Indian communities
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Column: Pollution hits Indian and non-Indian communities (May 27, 2011)

"Many of us believe St. Clair County has an abnormally high cancer and illness rate. But the U.S. and Canadian governments tell us that's not true. Don't be silly ......

Editorial: Genuine concern and admiration for Elouise Cobell
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | Opinion

Editorial: Genuine concern and admiration for Elouise Cobell (May 20, 2011)

"Blackfeet Tribal member and crusader of the rights of Indian-landowners, past and present, we imagine Elouise Cobell wasn't real thrilled when the news of her recent cancer surgery splashed across...

Women  survivors honored at Rainbow of Ribbons powwow
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Women survivors honored at Rainbow of Ribbons powwow (May 19, 2011)

The second-annual Rainbow of Ribbons powwow was held in Washington over the weekend. "C" WarriorWoman Smith organized the powwow to honor women who have survived breast cancer and domestic violence....

Elouise Cobell recovering after 'successful' cancer surgery
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | Health

Elouise Cobell recovering after 'successful' cancer surgery (May 17, 2011)

Elouise Cobell, the lead plaintiff in the Indian trust fund lawsuit, is recovering after undergoing cancer surgery last month. Cobell, a member of the Blackfeet Nation, told the Associated Press...