Creighton Grant to Study Tribal Diabetes
Monday, 05 September 2011 16:04
AP> Creighton University has been awarded a $207,000 grant to study whether traditional Talking Circles help American Indians on Nebraska and South Dakota reservations address their diabetes. The university says Talking Circles are similar to modern therapy groups and could help American Indians better self-manage their diabetes. American Indians have the highest diabetes death rate of any ethnic group in Nebraska and South Dakota. Staff with Creighton's School of Nursing will work with health care providers at the Omaha Tribe's reservation in Rosebud, SD. A total of 40 tribe members will be included in the two-year study. The grant money came from the National Institutes of Health.
Monday, 05 September 2011 16:01
AP> Whether she is wearing a police badge and pistol, or an eagle feather plume and the traditional regalia of a Native American fancy dancer, Grace Her Many Horses has earned the respect of the community she serves. Her Many Horses is the first female police chief for the Rosebud Reservation and a champion powwow dancer who has been winning titles since she was 12. 53 year old Her Many Horses oversees 12 officers, covering 21 communities.