Archive for May 8th, 2011
Cherokee Nation opens breastfeeding center
On this day when we honor our moms, it’s nice to know those to-be moms are getting some love: The Cherokee Nation Women, Infants and Children Program Breastfeeding Services have always been committed to helping moms and now the services has opened its own breastfeeding center.
(The services has) been assisting nursing mothers for several years, but now the program has its own site at 1234 W. Fourth St., in Tahlequah.
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Breastfeeding Services Coordinator Brenda Carter said breastfeeding mothers need all the support they can get, and that’s the purpose of the center.
“We want our breastfeeding moms to feel special,” she said. “They’ve chosen to breastfeed, and we want to make sure they have the support they need. That’s one of the big reasons for people to continue breastfeeding, the support.”
B.C. miners dig deep to save endangered indigenous languages
In an effort to help renew language revival efforts for First Nations in Canada, the Mining Association of B.C is giving $125,000 to the new First Nations Cultural Foundation, the Vancouver Sun reports.
It’s an unusual step for the association to take, said president Pierre Gratton. Usually gift-giving is left up to individual companies. But the boom-and-bust mining industry is on a roll and its activities take place in first nations territories. Helping save the threatened languages was a natural fit, he said.
The foundation is focused solely on raising funds for the preservation project. Other agencies are carrying out the actual fieldwork.
The money is the first donation the recently-formed foundation has received and is expected to lever even more funds from government and individual mining companies.