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First Nations Native Arts Project Explores Traditional Pueblo Connections

When driving through New Mexico there are road signs along the highways that let people know when they’re entering and leaving tribal lands. The state is home to the 19 Pueblo Nations of New Mexico, as well as three Apache tribes and the Navajo Nation, according to the New Mexico Indian Affairs Department. The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe also has trust land that extends into ...

First Nations Grants Help Keep Traditional Native Arts & Cultures Alive

In Native cultures, art connects generations, records a history, and tells a story. Through changing times and ongoing assimilation, art has steadily remained an integral part of the backbone of a culture, and one of the essential ways the culture is handed down and preserved. That’s why First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) established the Native Arts Capacity ...

First Nations: Board Member Chandra Hampson Combining Business with Heart

Board Member Chandra Hampson: Combining Business with Heart An inherent sense of community. A legacy of advocacy. A heritage grounded in education. They are signatures of First Nations Development Institute Board Member Chandra Hampson, and the driving force behind her schooling, career and ongoing outreach. From her childhood on the Winnebago and Umatilla reservations and in ...

Frost appointed to Vice Chair of Southern Ute Indian Tribe

Southern Ute Vice Chair, Cheryl A. Frost Maria Rivera | SU Drum archive Exercising my authority under the Constitution of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, I have appointed a new Vice Chairman. Ms. Cheryl A. Frost will serve in this capacity effective today, February 26, 2018. Please support a positive working relationship as she transitions into this new role. I would like to ...

Southern Ute Indian Tribe expands economic development

David Eppich, Economic Development Manager for the Permanent Fund. Stepping into a newly created position, David Eppich is now the Economic Development Manager for the Southern Ute Indian Tribe’s Permanent Fund. The position was approved by the Southern Ute Tribal Council, and is under the Tribe’s Director of Strategic Planning, Eric Thayer. The position is envisioned to ...

DIHFS: From the Desk of CEO, A Place to Call Home

From the Desk of the Chief Operating Officer A Place to Call Home Adrianne Maddux Chief Operating Officer/Acting CEO DIHFS opened its doors at 2880 W. Holden Place on November 22, 2017. The evening before our move, I stopped by the new clinic. It was getting dark outside, and I wanted to do one final walk before movers made their mark on our freshly renovated clinic. I was ...

DIHFS: Join Our New Blood Pressure Program

Taylor Middleton, PharmD Candidate | 2018 University of Colorado, Skaggs School of Pharmacy The pharmacy at DIHFS has added a Hypertension (high blood pressure) Management Program to help patients reach their goal blood pressure of <130/80 mmHg.  We will work with your DIHFS providers to individualize care for patients with uncontrolled high blood pressure. Once ...

DIHFS: Managing Springtime Allergies

MEDICAL CLINIC Managing Springtime Allergies Tyler Alicks, ANP-BC Adult Nurse Practitioner Ah, the vicissitude of the seasons! For some, this time of year brings a sense of renewal and an excitement about the increase in temperature and chance for outdoor adventure, but for others, this transition represents a trying time of excess sneezing, watery eyes, and fatigue. This ...