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From the CALIE CEO:
"Dear Tribal Community,"

Native American Indian Veterans Community Web Portal

VETERAN CRISIS HOTLINE
1-800-273-8255
(Press 1)
Go to: www.veteranscrisisline.net

AMERICAN INDIAN WAR VETERAN

In every Tribal language: "We support our Warriors - God Bless America."
Please email us with your tribal translation for posting.

O’odham: “Ahchim dagiod s-chu cheggiaDkam – Jiosh ho’ige’id jeweD."
Cherokee: "Aniyosgi Dotsigusdaa - Unelanvhi Wigadoligi Ama Ayetli."
Lakota: "Nahan Akicita unkitawapi ki Owicikiunyapi kte - Wakan Tanka makoce ki la waste kte."

CALIE honors and salutes Native American Indian veteran community of warriors, great Indian chiefs, military veterans, and community heros to provide an important historical reference for Native American students, teachers and veterans for research and inspiring role models.

NATIVE AMERICAN VETERANS

Saginaw Grant, USMC Korean war veteran of Sac-n-Fox,Iowa and Otoe-Missouria Nations, is pictured in a 2006 San Diego powwow gourd dancing with fellow Native American Indian military veterans.

SAFE 4 KIDS WEBSITE
VA.GOV FOR KIDS

ON-LINE RESOURCES FOR NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN U.S. MILITARY VETERANS:
CALIF VETS DRUG ALCOHOL PROGRAMS
DOWNLOAD POSTER .pdf for posting in your tribal areas.

DISABILITY BENEFITS FOR WOUNDED WARRIORS

Military service members can get their disability claims processed quickly by Social Security. Benefits available through Social Security are different than those from the Department of Veterans Affairs and require a separate application. The expedited process is used for military service members who become disabled while on active military service on or after October 1, 2001, regardless of where the disability occurs.

www.socialsecurity.gov
Call toll-free:
1-800-772-1213
For the deaf or hard of hearing, call our TTY number:
1-800-325-0778

US DEPT VETERAN AFFAIRS TRIBAL GOVERNMENTS

Is your tribe interested in establishing a reimbursement agreement with VA? These tools will help you get started:

  • Getting to Know VA
  • IHS THP FactSheet
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  • Upcoming Events

AMERICAN INDIAN TRIBAL COLORS
INSPIRATIONAL Native American Indian Quotations

Hold on to what is good,
Even if it's a handful of earth.

Hold on to what you believe,
Even if it's a tree that stands by itself.

SUPPORTHold on to what you must do,
Even if it's a long way from here.

Hold on to your life,
Even if it's easier to let go.

Hold on to my hand,
Even if someday I'll be gone away from you.

Pueblo Prayer

CALIF VETS DRUG ALCOHOL PROGRAMS
CALIFORNIA SERVICES FOR WAR VETERANS

The state of California has the largest population of veterans of the armed forces in the nation. There are an estimated 2,078,267 veterans in California. Boosting California’s veteran population are the ongoing conflicts in Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom—OEF) and Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom—OIF). Since September 2001, California deployed 148,028 troops, with 22,305 troops from California deployed as of February 29, 2008. The number of National Guard and Reserve Troops deployed from California since September 2001 is an estimated 31,821...

DO YOU NEED A HELPING HAND?

CALIF TRIBAL DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES — Check out our California Indian Department of Social Services for inter-tribal social services available to both urban and reservation Native American Indians in the greater San Diego County. Learn where and how to find and apply for medical, health and wellness services for Indians living in Southern California, including temporary assistance for needy families TANF services, support services for monthly cash assistance, stipends for child care costs, transportation and/or mileage reimbursements, emergency assistance, referrals to other agencies and organizations; Career Development for on-the-job training....

NATIVE AMERICAN VETERANS LINKS

HOUSING & MORTGAGE GUIDE: This free online guide will help veterans and active military to understand the benefits of, types of, and eligibility requirements for VA Loans.

GRAVE & BURIAL SITE RECORDS: Locate grave and burial sites for veterans or their beneficiaries like children or spouses. Provides additional information like date of birth and death, military branch, rank, wars and cemetery.

COMPARE MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENTS: Find and compare Medal of Honor awardees by war, rank, place and other criteria.

VETERANS AFFAIRS

VETERAN CRISIS HOTLINE
1-800-273-8255 (Press 1)
www.veteranscrisisline.net


compiled by Roy Cook, Opata-Oodham, Mazopiye Wishasha: Writer, Singer, Speaker

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MILITARY VETERANS & PROSTRATE CANCER
What is prostrate cancer? What are the symptoms of prostate cancer? What testing methods are available? Where can I get screened for prostrate cancer?

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AMERICAN INDIAN MEDAL OF HONOR WINNERS

MEDAL HONOR
NATIVE AMERICAN MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENTS:
The Medal of Honor is the highest U.S. military decoration awarded to individuals who, while serving in the U.S. armed services, have distinguished themselves by conspicuous gallantry and courage at the risk of life, above and beyond the call of duty...

CHOCTAW WARRIOR
Col. Van T. Barfoot (ret.) WW II Medal of Honor
— Mr. Barfoot (Choctaw) is one of only five American Indians to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in the 20th century. He served heroically in the WW2, Korean and Vietnam wars...then his neighborhood association told the 90-year-old American warrior to take down his flag pole...

ARBORNE
U.S. Army Airborne
— historical look back at American special forces history, picture gallery, videos, multimedia...


WW2 NAVAJO CODE TALKERS
took part in every assault the U.S. Marines conducted in the Pacific from 1942 to 1945. They served in all six Marine divisions, Marine Raider battalions and Marine parachute units, transmitting messages by telephone and radio in their Native American indigenous language — a "code" that the Japanese never broke....

IRA HAYES FAMOUS NATIVE AMERICAN WARRIOR
TWENTY TWO YEAR OLD MARINE PRIVATE FIRST CLASS IRA HAYES
— first man on left — raises the American flag at the Battle of Iwo Jima in 1945.

PEARL HARBOR
PEARL HARBOR: "December 7, 1941 — a day that will live in infamy."

VETERAN AMERICAN INDIAN
VIETNAM WALL EXPERIENCE

OCEANSIDE, CA — In April of 2004, a replica known as the Vietnam Wall Experience was on display in Oceanside. The wall is a three-quarter-size replica of the 10-foot tall, 493-foot-long black granite monument in Washington, D.C....

VEYERANS BALBOA PARK
MASSING OF THE COLORS

BALBOA PARK SAN DIEGO 2012 — Military veterans, families of veterans, participants professional photo essay during the Massing of the Colors and Service Remembrance held at Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park on November 3rd.

VIDEO: US Marines 235th Birthday Tribute

GO DADDY (alternate link) — Thank you Bob Parsons, LCpl 0311, CEO and Founder of godaddy.com (posted by Roy Cook).

VJ Day, Honolulu Hawaii, August 14, 1945 from Richard Sullivan on Vimeo.

MODERN NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN WARRIORS HONORED


U.S. ARMY STAFF SARGENT Conrad Begaye, Navajo
— During a June 30 ceremony at Caserma Ederle's Hoekstra Field, Maj. Gen. William B. Garrett III, commander of U.S. Army Africa, fastened the Silver Star to Begaye's uniform - recognition for his leadership and valor during an enemy ambush Nov. 9, 2007, in Nuristan Province.

THE GREATEST INDIAN CHIEFS


See CALIE's FAMOUS TOP 10 INDIAN CHIEFS
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FAMOUS INDIAN BATTLES


CALIE's TOP TEN MOST FAMOUS HISTORIC INDIAN BATTLES
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FAMOUS INDIAN WARRIORS

IN MEMORY OF OUR MILITARY VETERANS:

IRA BARFOOT
ErnieSr

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IN MEMORY OF OUR HEROS

CALIE.ORG salutes our military warriors...

ERNEST SALGADO SR
US ARMY
World War 2

IRA HAYES
Private First Class, USMC
World War 2

GERALD "JERRY" F. COLEMAN
Lieutenant Colonel, USMC
World War II, Korea

CHESTER HUNT
Gunnery Sergeant, USMC
Korea, Vietnam

WILLIAM WHITE HORSE "BILLY" JOHNSON, JR
1987-2012 USMC Combat Veteran
Cherokee-Navajo

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NATIVE VETERANS BLOGS

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ERNIE C. SALGADO JR Native American Veteran's BLOG

INDIAN MILITARY HEROS ESSAY by Roy Cook

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