Navajo healers offer their views on the history, role, and impact of commercial tobacco in ceremonial settings as well as solutions and policies for controlling the use of commercial tobacco within these settings.

DIGITAL STORIES – 4 Digital Stories and Discussion Guides on Commercial Tobacco in Navajo Ceremonial Settings

This educational video series depicted traditional Navajo healers’ views on the history, role, and impact of commercial tobacco in ceremonial settings, as well as solutions and policies for controlling the use of commercial tobacco within these settings, is now available online.  These free videos and corresponding discussion guides can be used by health educators, community health and tobacco control practitioners, school teachers, community leaders and others working towards healthy indigenous communities.

The four digital stories and discussion guides are available at http://cair.arizona.edu/video-resources.

Individual links to the videos on YouTube, with the link to the discussion guides found in each video’s description, are next to the title of each digital story below:

A Historical Overview of Commercial Tobacco in American Indian Life

Differences Between Commercial Tobacco and Dził Nát’oh (traditional mountain smoke)

The History and Impact of Commercial Tobacco in Ceremonial Settings

Creating Smoke-free Ceremonial Environments:  Thoughts on Solutions and Policies

-Dr. Patricia Nez Henderson, Black Hills Center of American Indian Health, 605-348-6100 or pnhenderson@bhcaih.org

-Dr. Scott Leischow, Mayo Clinic, 480-301-4186 or leischow.scott@mayo.edu

-Dr. Samantha Sabo, University of Arizona, 520-626-5204 or sabo@email.arizona.edu

 

 

These digital stories and discussion guides were produced by the Networks among Tribal Organizations for Clean Air Policies (NATO CAP) project funded by the U.S. National Cancer Institute’s State and Community Tobacco Control initiative grant U01-CA154300. The research team gratefully acknowledges the generous collaboration of the members of the Azee’ Bee Nahagha of Diné Nation and the Diné Hataalii Association in the making of these digital stories. This research was approved by the Navajo Nation Human Research Review Board (NNR-11.152).

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