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posted 01/22/2014

The emergency room doctor was furious at the abuse heaped on Audre’y Eby's son. The boy's injuries would soon lead to an arrest warrant for the mother—not because she had caused the harm, but because she did not return her son, along with his wheelchair-bound twin, to their abusers.

posted 12/25/2012

My latest story, Rough Justice in Indian Child Welfare, provides a rare and shocking behind-the-scenes look at what can happen to Native children once they end up in the foster-care system, in this case in South Dakota.

posted 12/22/2012

Diabetes prevention on the Cheyenne River Sioux reservation in South Dakota

posted 06/27/2012

With the National Health Journalism Fellowship I just learned I received—thank you!—I'll embark on another reporting trip in Indian country, this time to investigate an aspect of children's health. The communities I'll visit are under siege, with many resources still dwindling: land bases; languages; clean water; fresh, culturally appropriate...

Stephanie Woodard's Blog

The emergency room doctor was furious at the abuse heaped on Audre’y Eby's son. The boy's... more »
posted 01/22/14
My latest story, Rough Justice in Indian Child Welfare, provides a rare and shocking behind-the... more »
posted 12/25/12
Diabetes prevention on the Cheyenne River Sioux reservation in South Dakota more »
posted 12/22/12

Stephanie Woodard's Work

Indian country is a very different world from the one most of us mainstream reporters inhabit. Here are some ways to make stories about Native Americans easier to put together and more accurate.

"We Breathe Again" tackles the reality of high suicide rates in Alaska and the prevention efforts aiming to help. The film's director says, the movie is "about serious issues, but it’s also uplifting—a healing journey."

At risk youth have an opportunity to make a change and get the help they need through a suicide-prevention camp put together by Native American tribes.