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Who We Are

The National Native Network is a public health resource that serves to decrease commercial tobacco use and cancer health disparities among members of American Indian and Alaska Native Tribes across North America. We are a national network of Tribes, tribal organizations, and health programs that provide tribal communities with culturally relevant resources for commercial tobacco control and cancer prevention.

We strive to decrease cancer-related health disparities among AI/AN communities and promote the roles of traditional tobacco and other traditional medicines and ways of living, thus improving public health while protecting tribal sovereignty.

The strength of our Network lays in partnerships between Tribes and tribal, national, state, and local organizations across Indian Country. The Network is intimately connected to the communities we serve and brings a wealth of knowledge of culturally based approaches for commercial tobacco and cancer prevention and control.

The consortium is jointly funded by the Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) and Division of Cancer Prevention and Control (DCPC) under Cooperative Agreement # 1U58DP004979-01. The National Native Network is administered by the Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan and directed by a board composed of four partner tribal organizations:

photo attribution: Nicole Steffen
photo attribution: Nicole Steffen