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Anti-smoking advocate gets national award

A Rocky Boy native has been honored by a national anti-smoking group for his work helping Native American and Alaska Native communities to stop using tobacco products.

Gerry RainingBird, an enrolled member of the Chippewa Cree Tribe who is the coordinator for the National Tribal Tobacco Prevention Network in Portland, Ore., was given the American Legacy Foundation's annual Community Activist Award at a ceremony in New York City last week.

The American Legacy Foundation is a national nonprofit organization located in Washington, D.C. According to its Web site, the foundation develops national p...


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