Our focus on the healing and health of Native America continues to bring about positive changes today…while clearing the path for a more rewarding and fulfilling tomorrow.
- The suicide rate for American Indians/Alaska Natives was 10.84 per 100,000, higher than the overall US rate of 10.75.
- Adults aged 25-29 had the highest rate of suicide in the American Indian/Alaska Native population, 20.67 per 100,000.
- Suicide ranked as the eighth leading cause of death for American Indians/Alaska Natives of all ages.
- Suicide ranked as the second leading cause of death for those from age of 10 to 34.
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- 2.2 times higher — Likelihood of American Indians and Alaska Natives to have diabetes compared with non-Hispanic whites
- 68% — Percent increase in diabetes among American Indian and Alaska Native youth aged 15-19 years
- 95% — Percent of American Indians and Alaska Natives with diabetes who have type 2 diabetes (as opposed to type 1 diabetes)
- 30% — Estimated percent of American Indians and Alaska Natives who have pre-diabetes
- To advocate our mission and values to the larger indigenous wellness movement.
- To promote Indigenous community wellness.
- To be a stronger, united voice at all levels.
- To support culturally relevant activities.
- To promote voice, vision and values of responsible use of sacred and ceremonial medicines in our communities.
- To develop resources to empower our communities to arrest addiction to tobacco for profit products.