THE NATIONAL CONGRESS OF AMERICAN INDIANS TRIP TO WASHINGTON DC Redding Rancheria
The Redding Rancheria Tribal Government went to Washington DC. for the Executive Council Winter Session at the National Congress of American Indians. They met with Congresswoman-Deb Haaland, Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota-Peggy Flanagan, Congresswoman-Sharice Davids, and Senator Elizabeth Warren at the National Women of Honor Luncheon. The 019 State of Indian Nations reached viewers across the country and around the world. If you would like to view it please visit http://bit. ly/2I7Xszh. Photos provided by the National Congress of Americanâ€™s Twitter Account
PHARMACY Redding Rancheria
In addition to President’s Day, Valentine’s Day and Ground Hog Day the month of February has been designated as “Go Red for Women” by the American Heart Association. This movement was started to increase awareness of heart disease as the number one killer of women. According to the AHA, “more women die of cardiovascular disease than from the next four causes of death combined, including all forms of cancer.” Heart disease has also become the leading cause of death in American Indians and Alaska Natives today. Obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, smoking, high cholesterol and lack of exercise all play a major role in the development of this disease. Visit the CDC website for more information on heart disease in Native Americans: http://www.cdc.gov/dhdsp/data_statistics/fact_sheets/fs_aian.htm Signs and Symptoms of Heart Attack* 1. Uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain in the center of your chest. It lasts more than a few minutes, or goes away and comes back.
2. Pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach.
3. Shortness of breath with or without chest discomfort.
4. Other signs such as breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness.
5. As with men, women’s most common heart attack symptom is chest pain or discomfort. But women are somewhat more likely than men to experience some of the other common symptoms, particularly shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting and back or jaw pain. Call 9-1-1 and get to the hospital right away if you have any of these symptoms. *From the American Heart Association www.goredforwomen.org
HEAD START & SENIOR NUTRITION Redding Rancheria
Our Head Start children had a classroom art project where they made special Valentine’s Day cards for our elders at Senior Nutrition. We love collaborating with Senior Nutrition so the kids can learn culture from the elders and the elders can gain a smile from our children. We can’t wait for more activities to come! Lynn Graham Head Start and Sr. Nutrition like to celebrate holidays whenever possible. Our Valentine’s Day was postponed due to the snow storm so the kids came down a week later with a valentine they had made for the elders. It is always a treat to have the kids visit and the elders love to see them! Ellie Kissick
Learn more at Heart.org/HeartAttack. ÂŠ2016 American Heart Association, Inc. All rights reserved. Unauthorized use prohibited.
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NATIVE AMERICAN HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP-FALL 2019 Redding Rancheria
The Native American High School Education Scholarship will provide funding for (2) Native American High School Seniors with a scholarship of $500 each towards attending trade school, college, or university for the Summer 2019/Fall 2019 semesters. Requirements 1. Native American (Federally Recognized) 2. Address in the Redding Rancheria Service Area (see service area defined below) 3. Be enrolled full time in trade school, college, university for Summer 2019/Fall 2019 that is a qualified institution as define by the RRCEF 4. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 Deadline Application Deadline: Friday, May 31, 2019 Students will be notified via email, postal mail or phone by Friday, June 14,2019 regarding the Selection Process.
EDUCATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM Redding Rancheria
Supplemental assistance up to $300 per calendar year is provided to help adult students attend college, university or trade school. Each student may submit one request per calendar year. The funds may be used for reimbursement or paid directly to the school or vendor for tuition, books or other required materials. You must have a C (70%) or better to receive funds. Requirements 1. Native American (Federally or non-Federally recognized) 2. Address in the Redding Rancheria Service Area (see service area defined below) 3. Photo ID Deadline Accepting applications through January 1st - June 30th July 1st - December 31st Funds are limited for each intake period This is a first come first serve basis 7
HEAD START & CHILD CARE Redding Rancheria
We started off the exciting racing week by having our friends from CHP come and teach us about pedestrian and bike safety. We also had a movie drive-in! The children brought their box cars to school and parked them at the â€œmovie theaterâ€? to watch a movie and eat popcorn. Friday concluded our racing week with our annual Head Start 500 Box Car Race! With only a few crashes and burn outs, each child raced to the finish line and received a gold trophy! The parents did an amazing job helping the children make their own unique box car.
MEMBER’S SPOTLIGHT Redding Rancheria
My daughters Peyton and Hayden Ramirez received pretty exciting awards at the Spotlight Dance Competition in Sacramento this past weekend. Peyton is 8 years old and Hayden is 7. Both have been dancing at California Dance Company since they were 2 years old. They travel the state to compete at different dance competitions. Peyton received 2019 Miss Petite Spotlight Title for Sacramento (Peyton has the opportunity to compete at Nationals in Las Vegas with this title) Hayden received 2019 Petite Spotlight Photogenic Sacramento (the picture that won gets placed into the nationals) Here is Peyton speaking for her title competition in front of the judges and audience. Ashley Ramirez
EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH
Marion Reinhart Finance Department
We are happy to announce our own Marion Reinhart as the January 2019 Employee of the Month! This employee is the foundation of some of the most important functions in the Finance Department. The month of December promises an especially grueling schedule for this person, and while she navigated the workload seamlessly, somehow she still found time to spread cheer to her work family. She is a hardworking, detail oriented, long term employee of the Tribe and we want to thank her for all of her hard work and commitment.
Congratulations Marion Reinhart! *Please note December employee was out on leave and will be announced in February
Control your blood pressure Helpful resource to understand your numbers Blood Pressure Category
Systolic mm Hg (upper #)
Diastolic mm Hg (lower #)
less than 120
less than 80
120 – 129
less than 80
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) Stage 1
130 – 139
80 – 89
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) Stage 2
140 or higher
90 or higher
Hypertensive Crisis (Consult your doctor immediately)
higher than 180
higher than 120
My blood pressure is _____ / _____
Learn more about high blood pressure at LowerYourHBP.org.
© 2017 American Heart Association, Inc. 11/17, © 2017 American Medical Association. All rights reserved. 17-172690:11/17
USE CORRECT CUFF SIZE
DON’T HAVE A CONVERSATION Talking or active listening adds 10 mm Hg
Cuff too small adds 2–10 mm Hg
PUT CUFF ON BARE ARM Cuff over clothing adds 5–50 mm Hg
EMPTY BLADDER FIRST Full bladder adds 10 mm Hg
SUPPORT ARM AT HEART LEVEL Unsupported arm adds 10 mm Hg
7 SIMPLE TIPS TO GET AN ACCURATE BLOOD PRESSURE READING The common positioning errors can result in inaccurate blood pressure measurement. Figures shown are estimates of how improper positioning can potentially impact blood pressure readings. Sources: 1. Pickering. et al. Recommendations for Blood Pressure Measurement in Humans and Experimental Animals Part 1: Blood Pressure Measurement in Humans. Circulation. 2005;111: 697-716.
KEEP LEGS UNCROSSED
Unsupported back and feet adds 6 mm Hg
2. Handler J. The importance of accurate blood pressure measurement. The Permanente Journal/Summer 2009/Volume 13 No. 3 51 This 7 simple tips to get an accurate blood pressure reading was adapted with permission of the American Medical Association and The Johns Hopkins University. The original copyrighted content can be found at https://www.ama-assn.org/ama-johns-hopkins-blood-pressure-resources. Updated December 2016 ©2017 American Medical Association. All rights reserved.
Crossed legs add 2–8 mm Hg
PR SRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID Redding, CA Permit #190
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