“Two Spirit” may sound like a new terms for most people, however, it has been around since 1990 in Canada. The term “Two Spirit” is used as an umbrella term encompassing people of all nations. Prior to 1990, the term used for these people was Berdache, but many nations have had specific names for such people such as Winkte in the Lakota language and Nadleeh in the Navajo language. There are images from the 1800s showing Two Spirit people, one of the most well-known being We-Wha of the Zuni nation. Two Spirit identities vary greatly from nation to nation, but some characteristics remain among them.
The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine has been granted emergency use authorization by the FDA for adolescents 12 through 15 years of age. IHCRC is now accepting appointments for adults and adolescents 12 years of age and older.
Camps will focus on cultural connection, healthy lifestyles, leadership, team-building, and problem-solving. Youth will participate in traditional Indian games, fitness activities, and learn skills for Native arts and crafts.
Join IHCRC for our BRAND NEW virtual fitness classes from the comfort of your home! We are offering classes for all ages and skill levels. To register for a class visit www.ihcrc.org/fitness.
Not sure what to get Dad for Father's Day? The best give you could give is his health!
Are you reading this announcement outside? If not, you should be!
Memorial Day is Monday, May 31st. For many, this means time off work, cookouts, lakes and the start of summer. However, the true meaning of Memorial Day is much more than just this.
National Senior Health and Fitness Day is coming up on Wednesday, May 26th! Whether you're an elder or have one you love, know that regular physical activity is one of the best ways to preserve health. Regular movement can help restore flexibility, improve heart health and help keep up with grandchildren (and great-grandchildren).
May marks Mental Health Awareness Month. Take this time to raise awareness about mental or behavioral health issues and spread the word that these things are normal. Rely on one another and review resources that may benefit healing!
National Women’s Health Week begins on Mother’s Day each year. It encourages all women to make the choices which are right for them and poses the need to reflect on the state of one's mental and physical wellbeing.
National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls is on Wednesday, May 5. Although social distancing and "shelter-in-place" orders may prevent some organized marches or meetings, you and your community can still participate in raising awareness for this epidemic.
Welcome to World Immunization Week! The seven days within it aim to promote the usage of vaccinations from birth all the way to adulthood. Not sure where to begin? That's where we come in.
Earth Day lands on April 22 each year. The days leading up to it, do your part in participating in the “Restore Our Earth” campaign. Ideas include becoming a Waste Warrior, planting a tree or simply turning off your lights!
National Minority Health Month is designed to raise awareness about the health disparities that affect racial and ethnic minority populations. It encourages action through health education and provides a good landing page to get the conversation going.
Alcohol Awareness Month is a great place to begin the conversation about our nation's top public health problem: alcoholism. It's designed to be a landing page for education, awareness and the treatment necessary in fighting the disease.
The end of National Nutrition Month provides a great opportunity to grow your skills on eating healthy meals! A great start can be having your own backyard garden. It doesn't have to be as hard as it sounds. We promise!
National Nutrition Month is a great opportunity to reflect on current eating behaviors and incorporate healthier ones. This March, take the time to learn more about nutrition and ways to fuel your body. It doesn’t have to be so hard! Simple suggestions can go a long way.
We’ve all heard the saying “laughter is the best medicine.” Well, today is the perfect opportunity to test that logic out! March 19th is National Let’s Laugh Day. It reminds us to add a little humor into our workload, school assignments or anything else on your plate. It’s never good to be serious all the time, so letting laughter spark is good for all of us - yes, even you!
Brain Awareness Week begins today. It’s a global campaign that provides an opportunity for communities to reflect on living an overall healthy lifestyle to promote brain awareness.
National Kidney Month lands in March. It's a vital topic in Indigenous communities as American Indian and Alaska Native populations are at greater risk due to diabetes rates.
Dress in Blue Day is Friday, March 5. It allows allies everywhere to join the mission to end Colorectal Cancer. By wearing the color, awareness is brought to the disease and also honors all who are impacted by it.
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. It is the second most common cancer in American Indian/Alaskan Native populations in the United States. It is also the second leading cause of death due to cancer.
February is Low Vision Awareness Month. It acts as an opportunity to raise awareness on low vision and what exactly macular degeneration, or AMD, is. It aims to provide resources on what increases a person’s risk of impairment and how to spread information regarding it.
February has been recognized as National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. The 28 days within it shine light on what love is, what it shouldn’t be and ways to recognize one from the other. It is specifically marked as an opportunity to direct teens and young adults to the right path of forming healthy friendships and relationships with those around them. It is also designed to provide resources of healing for those who have experienced violence in these relationships.