San Carlos Apache 'Warrior' Ran Half-Marathon to Honor Natives Lost to AIDS

iknowmine staff - Tuesday, January 22, 2013
San Carlos Apache ‘Warrior’ Ran Half-Marathon to Honor Natives Lost to AIDS
Isadore Boni, a San Carlos Apache member, was diagnosed with HIV and Hepatitis C in May 2002. In November 2004, he was diagnosed with AIDS. On January 20, 2013, he ran his...

San Carlos Apache ‘Warrior’ Ran Half-Marathon to Honor Natives Lost to AIDS

Isadore Boni, a San Carlos Apache member, was diagnosed with HIV and Hepatitis C in May 2002. In November 2004, he was diagnosed with AIDS. On January 20, 2013, he ran his fourth half-marathon at his personal best time of 2:15.

The HIV and AIDS survivor, who tours the state of Arizona as an educator for HIV prevention, ran PF Chang’s Rock & Roll ½ Marathon in Phoenix in memory of Native people who have died of AIDS complications and “to remind people living with AIDS that anything is possible,” he said.

Read more at http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2013/01/21/san-carlos-apache-warrior-ran-half-marathon-honor-natives-lost-aids-147122

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It's Cervical Health Awareness Month

iknowmine staff - Monday, January 07, 2013
Vaccines. Pap smears. HPV tests. When it comes to keeping your cervix cancer free, it’s not always easy to remember the “when” and “how often” of taking care of down there. Just in time for Cervical Health Awareness Month, this infographic is a good...

Vaccines. Pap smears. HPV tests. When it comes to keeping your cervix cancer free, it’s not always easy to remember the “when” and “how often” of taking care of down there. Just in time for Cervical Health Awareness Month, this infographic is a good reminder. Check out our clinic locator for all of Alaska, including the villages, at our website. If you live outside of Alaska, check out Planned Parenthood’s clinic locator.

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IKM is Here for You

iknowmine staff - Thursday, December 27, 2012
It’s the time for celebrating the season. Do you have everything to stay safe? iknowmine is here for you. Free condoms (and dental dams!), at-home STD tests, and our 24/7 texting line to ask all your sexual health questions. Sign up by texting...

It’s the time for celebrating the season. Do you have everything to stay safe? iknowmine is here for you. Free condoms (and dental dams!), at-home STD tests, and our 24/7 texting line to ask all your sexual health questions. Sign up by texting 4HEALTH to 313131 & start texting your questions to 313131 to get your questions answered by public health and healthcare providers. As always, all of our services are for free! Learn more about sexual health & other health topics at www.iknowmine.org

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Indigenous Fashion: Love My Life Tee

iknowmine staff - Wednesday, December 19, 2012
fyeahindigenousfashion:
“ Love My Life tee, Alan Weir (Haida) for Native Northwest
Native Northwest is a proud sponsor of “Love My Life T-shirts”. This shirt promotes prevention of aboriginal teen suicide . Dr. Peter Eppinga from Haida Gwaii is...

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Love My Life tee, Alan Weir (Haida) for Native Northwest

Native Northwest is a proud sponsor of “Love My Life T-shirts”. This shirt promotes prevention of aboriginal teen suicide . Dr. Peter Eppinga from Haida Gwaii is featured here wearing the shirt. Peter has set up mindcheck.ca and drpettereppinga.com to promote awareness of this critical issue. 

(via fyeahnativeamericanart)

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Connie Wins Employee of the Year!

iknowmine staff - Saturday, December 08, 2012
Our program manager Connie was awarded employee of the year at ANTHC! (at Dena'ina Civic & Convention Center)

Our program manager Connie was awarded employee of the year at ANTHC! (at Dena'ina Civic & Convention Center)

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New IKM Rainbow Condoms!

iknowmine staff - Monday, November 26, 2012
Our new #condoms are in! Order yr #free condoms from iknowmine.org #AK residents only. (at ANTHC/Healthy Communities Building)

Our new #condoms are in! Order yr #free condoms from iknowmine.org #AK residents only. (at ANTHC/Healthy Communities Building)

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Nome Sunrise

iknowmine staff - Saturday, November 17, 2012
#sunrise #nome #alaska #moneyshot #nofilter #bering sea

#sunrise #nome #alaska #moneyshot #nofilter #bering sea

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IKM Photo Contest: Native American Heritage Month

iknowmine staff - Tuesday, November 13, 2012
iknowmine is is kicking off the holiday season with a giveaway to celebrate National Native American Heritage month. Two winners will receive their choice of the beaded earrings shown in the event photo and Spawn Safely t-shirt in purple or yellow....

iknowmine is is kicking off the holiday season with a giveaway to celebrate National Native American Heritage month. Two winners will receive their choice of the beaded earrings shown in the event photo and Spawn Safely t-shirt in purple or yellow. The earrings are beaded by our own Jen Arnold, a local Yup'ik beader here at ANTHC.

To enter simply post a photo showing what National Native American Month means to you on our facebook wall (facebook.com/iknowmine). The winners will be picked two ways: 1. Most liked photos (tell your friends!) 2. Judge’s pick.

The photo must be posted by 9:00a (Alaska time) December 1st.

Winners will be chosen December 3rd and announced on the facebook page and in the photo’s comments.

Anyone who likes the iknowmine Facebook page is eligible to enter.

For questions please contact Taija Revels, tnrevels@anthc.org subject line: Facebook Photo Contest, (907) 729-3927

Please share and invite widely!
Link to the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/302218556559168/

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Yup'ik Tale: Baby Big Mouth

iknowmine staff - Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Just in time for Halloween! We present: “Baby Big Mouth”

Credit: Carving of Tupilaq, artist unknown Source: http://squeakyspooky.livejournal.com/22360.html

A long time ago there was a couple that lived in a village Akiachak, just up river from Bethel. They were a couple like any other couple. They lived in one of those old-timer, sod houses and at the top there was a window, made from seal skin, to let light in. They wanted a child and so they went to the shaman and he told them that he could help them to have a child with the help of the spirits but he warned them that: “No matter how the child looks, you must present it to the village and be proud of it or it will go badly for you.”They agreed to this thinking that any baby they had would surely be cute. After a few years of being together they had a child.

After the baby was born, they didn’t know what it was at first. It could have been a boy or girl. It had a normal mouth but also had an opening with teeth on its chest area. The opening was a gruesome mouth so large, which was already filled with teeth. As the baby grew bigger it would enjoy food just as much as anyone but would demand lots of meat. Horrified and embarrassed the two kept the child hidden in the house, and almost never looked at it. The baby got aggressive and the parents would hide the baby when they had visitors. They would hang up a drape or anything in order to hide the baby from the villagers. When the girl/boy was a little older than a toddler it started to crawl and walk.

One night the man woke up to a noise and saw that the baby was on his wife. The man thought that his child was breast feeding but it was really eating at her flesh. The man got out of bed to put his clothes on. The baby crawled back to its sleeping area and made it look like it was asleep. The man alerted the villagers at night. It was a clear full moon and the man went to everyone’s huts and gathered everyone together. They even brought the dogs in to help. The dogs knew that something was wrong.

As the man and everyone were getting ready to go, the baby woke up. They baby hollered “Naawyuu. Naawyuu!” meaning “Where are the people, where is everybody!” “Chigemucha.” “How come I’m by myself, why am I by myself.” The baby started to crawl and look for other people. As the villagers were about to go out to the end of the village, they looked back and saw that the baby was crawling out of the window and falling over. After they saw that, they walked to a different village and never returned to see what had become of the baby. The Big Mouth Baby now wonders the tundra, coming out during storms to devour herds of caribou and occasionally people as well.

Thank you to Harlyn’s granddad for the story, John Andrew, an Yup’ik Elder

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IKM Staff Member Janie Shares Story

iknowmine staff - Monday, October 15, 2012

iknowmine believes we all have a story. Here is a story from one of our staff, Janie, where she talks about the importance of the work our program does and its impacts on the Alaska Native people.

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