Mental Health Resources for Indigenous Veterans


Anitra Warrior was named Woman of the Year at the annual Inspire – Celebrating Women’s Leadership Awards in Lincoln, Nebraska. Warrior, a citizen of the Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma, owns Morningstar Counseling, serving the native people of Nebraska.

The suicide rate is high in Indian country. This includes aboriginal veterans who often suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. Diné Naazbaa Partnership raises awareness among veterans to help them have a better quality of life. Bernie Tyler is the program manager.

Summer is usually the time when children have more time to learn new skills. Here is an example of that from Phoenix, Arizona.

A Slice of Our Indigenous World

  • In Kenya, votes are counted to elect the nation’s next leader. Tuesday’s election was close with a lower than normal turnout.
  • On Monday, the two Navajo presidential candidates announced their running mates. In November, citizens of the Navajo Nation must go to the polls to choose their next leader.
  • Navajo officials have declared a state of emergency due to increased flooding from monsoon rains. A flood watch remains in effect across the tribe’s vast territory that covers parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah.
  • A new school is opening this fall with the goal of revitalizing the Wolastoq language. APTN’s Angel Moore tells the story.

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Shirley Sneve, Ponca/Sicangu Lakota, is vice president of broadcasting for Indian Country Today. Follow her on Twitter @rosebudshirley She is based in Nebraska and Minnesota.

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Drea Yazzie, Diné, is a producer/editor for the television news ICT. On Twitter: @quindreayazzie Yazzie is based in Phoenix.

Maxwell Montour, Pottawatomi, is a newsletter editor for Indian Country Today. On Instagram: max.montour Montour is based in Phoenix.

Kaitlin Onawa Boysel, Cherokee, is a producer/reporter for Indian Country Today. On Instagram: @KaitlinBoysel Boysel is based in Springfield, Illinois.

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