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Good News Tuesday for Nov. 16, 2021: Improving Safety and Justice for Native Americans, Repairing Old Stepwells in India, Transforming Cameroon Deserts, and a Team Rescue Uses Turbans


Seeking Balance One Tuesday at a Time

US Executive Order to Improve Safety and Justice for Native Americans

During the Tribal Nations Summit yesterday, US President Joe Biden signed an executive order for the departments of Justice, Interior, Homeland Security and Health and Human Services to create a “comprehensive strategy to improve public safety and justice for Native Americans,” and to address the “epidemic of missing and murdered indigenous people.” The summit continues today at the White House. For source and details, visit: Good Morning America

Repairing Ancient Stepwells Helps Supply Water in India

India’s stepwells are being repaired to bring water to drought ridden lands. “Fifteen wells have been restored or targeted for restoration in the city of Delhi alone, which will cost less than $60,000, but supply another 33,000 gallons of water to the city.” Check out the interesting architecture in this article from The Good News Network.

Refugees Transform Cameroon Desert into a Thriving Forest

Survivors of Boko Haram violence are transforming a desert refugee camp in Cameroon into a thriving forest as part of the Green Great Wall. You can read more about this forest emerging in the camp of 70,000 refugees in this article from the Good News Network.

Sikh Group Rescues Hikers

Five Sikh men rescued two tourists who fell down the steep slope just above a thundering waterfall in British Columbia, Canada. With no cell phone service to call for outside assistance, the five international students turned their turbans into a 33-foot rope and encouraged the tourists to climb up to safety. NBC news has more.

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Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Jesus follower, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again as well as the short version: From Loneliness to Love.

18 thoughts on “Good News Tuesday for Nov. 16, 2021: Improving Safety and Justice for Native Americans, Repairing Old Stepwells in India, Transforming Cameroon Deserts, and a Team Rescue Uses Turbans

  1. All great news. India’s ancient stepwells are fascinating. Cameroon shows us the way forward in improving the lives of refugees. Who knew that the fabric used for turbans was so strong!

    • I was thinking about the turban fabric, too. It made me wonder what other practical uses they have been used for in emergencies throughout history. Thanks for supporting the good news, Rosaliene!

  2. The rescue story and that transformation into a forest story were my favorites. Great job! I look forward to these every week!

  3. JoAnna, I really love the way you put together wonderful real life stories. They are all so positive. Good for the spirits after reading the darker news.


  4. The stepwell story was fascinating! Love this post, JoAnna! ❀ All the best!

    • I’m so glad you love the post and found the stepwell story fascinating. I was amazed at the photos and had never seen these kinds of structures before. It’s good that they’re being used again. All the best to you. Cheryl! ❀

  5. The turbans story has to take the prize in an altogether excellent group – because it was so amazing and I would never have imagined the fabric to be that strong

  6. Hi JoAnna, what a great post! I love all of the good news you have so beautifully showcased here. I am especially excited about Biden’s help for Native Americans, the forest initiative, and the turban story. Thank you for spreading positivity and joy! Check out Dr. Jane Goddall’s initiative to plant a trillion trees by 2030, great project, too – . If it resonates with you. Blessings πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š

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