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Nathan’s Tips Poster in Lakota Language

Nathan, a Native American Lakota and member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe. For 11 years, he worked at a casino that allowed smoking.  The exposure to secondhand smoke caused permanent lung damage called bronchiectasis.  The lung damage led to his death at 54 years old. The Great Plains Tribal Leaders Health Board has worked with […]

Sacred Willow Book

The Great Plains Tobacco Prevention Project developed the Sacred Willow Book to share stories about traditional tobacco.  Traditional tobacco is tobacco and/or other plant mixtures grown or harvested and used by American Indians and Alaska Natives for ceremonial or medicinal purposes.  There is a variety of “traditional tobacco” that the different tribes of the Great […]

Learn more about the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board

The Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board is one of the National Native Network’s partner agencies. Here is an introduction and promotional video explaining who they are.  Enjoy! For more information on the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board click here.  

National Native Network Webinar Series: Tobacco Control and American Indian Cancer Policy

Sault Ste. Marie, MI – The National Native Network held their regular webinar series on February 9, 2016. Dr. Donald Warne, MD, MPH presented for the NNN with his presentation titled “Tobacco Control and American Indian Cancer Policy. The three objectives of the webinar are:  Identify patterns of American Indian commercial tobacco use. Identify patterns of […]

Upcoming Events

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Indigenous Cancer Prevention Webinar Series:  Salish Cancer Center of The Puyallup Tribe of Indians | LEARN MORE

Breast Cancer Awareness Month | LEARN MORE

Part 3:  Lung Cancer Disparities:  Addressing Gaps and Opportunities to Improve Health Outcomes and Health Equity Among Low-Income Populations | LEARN MORE AND REGISTER

Cancer Prevention in Indigenous Communities:  Screening to Follow Up | LEARN MORE AND REGISTER

Indigenous Cancer Prevention Webinar Series:  Reclaiming our Tobacco through Tobacco Policy Passing of the Navajo Nitch' Éí Bee Ííná -- Air is Life Act of 2021 | LEARN MORE AND REGISTER

Native American Heritage Month | LEARN MORE