Native American Heritage month is celebrated nationwide throughout November to honor the culture and contributions of Native Americans. In recognition of this month, Advocate Aurora Library is promoting resources that can help providers better understand the health needs of Native Americans.
The library has added a page to our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion guide that highlights Native American Health resources and focuses on various aspects of their population health and contains references to improve care of diverse and heterogenous patients.
The Chicago metropolitan area is the third-largest urban Native American population in the country with over 100 tribal nations represented. The American Indian Center of Chicago (AIC) was the first urban Indian Center in the United States in 1953.
Wisconsin has 11 recognized federally recognized native American communities: