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News stories from the past 60 days.

Jun 29, 2022 - Blog post describing food and nutrition security programs that the Oglala Sioux Tribe has undertaken on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Discusses challenges accessing healthy foods for reservation-based communities and the revival of traditional foods.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture
May 18, 2022 - Describes the lack of mental health providers in rural areas, with 75% of rural counties having no mental health providers. Notes that Texas has the highest number of counties without providers and that Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota have the highest percentage of counties with no providers. Highlights greater lack of access to mental healthcare for Native Americans, and discusses organizations working to provide mental health services to youth in mental healthcare deserts.
Source: ABC News
May 9, 2022 - Describes challenges to accessing healthy foods for residents of the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota, highlighting the work of the Lakota Food Sovereignty Coalition, a gardening initiative supporting community food production on the Pine Ridge, Rosebud, and Cheyenne River reservations. Notes barriers to food access in rural and tribal communities related to transportation, food quality, and cost of produce.
Source: Farm Forum

Last Updated: 6/30/2022