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Handling criticism: Reacting to life’s lemons

By Mallory Black / WBS Blogger Getting my writing slammed by an editor at a national newspaper isn’t exactly a heartwarming experience. Needless to say: ouch. However the experience did make me stop and think for a minute. OK, what was missing from my story? Where were the holes? Did it make sense? Yep, it […]

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Living life: Timing out to reflect, regroup and recharge

By Mallory Black / WBS Blogger Today the only time I left my room was to get coffee and a bagel. My original plan was to get coffee and pancakes, but somehow I talked myself out of that. The past two and a half months have been a blur – a rush of excitement, uncertainty […]


Hit the ground running but have some fun on the way

By Rhonda LeValdo / WBS Blogger LAWRENCE, KS– I am one of those runners who sees each race as an opportunity to test my running capabilities. So I try to run races competitively, but this 5k was different. There would be no official times, only someone telling us when to start and there was no […]

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Deer stir fry: Asian flavors combine with indigenous meat

By Meagen Baldy / WBS Blogger Hoopa Valley Tribe, California Recipe is below video: Deer Meat Stir Fry K’iłixun-mitsing’ me’wiłna’ is the Hupa word for (deer meat cooked). This dish combines indigenous meat and Asian flavors for a protein packed meal. The kale and spinach add essential nutrients, such as protein, iron, omega 3, and vitamins […]


If you can’t beat them, eat them: Wild, edible foods

By Maura Garcia / WBS Blogger KANSAS CITY – Contrary to popular belief, “foraging” on the landmass currently known as the United States did not begin 10 years ago, 30 years ago or even 50 years ago.  It is not new age and traditionally has had nothing to do with wearing clogs or having a […]


Sometimes less is more when it comes to health

By Cynthia-Lou Coleman / WBS Blogger PORTLAND, Ore – You just know in your gut you’re right. But how do you separate guts from science? German researchers tried to do just that. And at the same time, they showed that, when it comes to health, sometimes less is more. They wondered how the effects of […]


“Light skinned” college student writes story to show that all Native peoples share in the sorrow of ignorance

(Editor’s Note: In the Spring 2014 semester, Haskell Indian Nations University placed emphasis on anti-bullying campaigns to help curb tensions between full blood Natives and mixed bloods. Here, a student shares his story with Wellbound Storytellers. Charlie Perry is a freshman studying media communications at Haskell.  He is a writer for the Haskell Indian Leader […]