Revitalizing Language & Health | An interview with Lakota language educator Tipiziwin Tolman

Revitalizing Language & Health | An interview with Lakota language educator Tipiziwin Tolman

Tipi Tolman is a Lakhota language educator, wife and mother from Standing Rock. In recent years, Tipi has worked to make some big improvements in health and wellness. Read this interview to find out more about the challenges and achievements that Tipi and her family have been through on their wellness journey in the rural Great Plains, and how indigenous language revitalization is intrinsically tied to improvement of family and community health for Native people.  

Awakening The Spirit: A Diabetes Documentary

Awakening The Spirit: A Diabetes Documentary

“The effects of diabetes on our Native communities is most often presented in terms of the statistics and not in the direct impacts on individuals and their loved ones,” said San Manuel Chairwoman Lynn Valbuena. “By working with the Awaking the Spirit program on projects like this short documentary, we are showing the Native people behind the numbers and their stories of strength and resilience as well as ways to prevent diabetes.”