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Celebrating Native American Heritage Month this November

by Elizabeth Suelzer, MLIS, AHIP on 2022-11-07T10:28:00-06:00 | 0 Comments

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. 

Resources include: 

Cover ArtCulturally Responsive Cognitive Behavioral Therapy by Gayle Iwamasa, Pamela A. Hays Chapter 1 focuses on American Indians and Chapter 2 focuses on Alaska Native People. This book shows mental health providers how to integrate cultural factors into cognitive behavior therapy (CBT). They examine the unique characteristics of, and the use of CBT with various racial, ethnic, and religious minority groups in the United States including Latinx, Asian Americans, African Americans, American Indians, Alaska natives, Arabs, and Orthodox Jews. Strategies for using CBT with older adults, individuals with disabilities, and LGBTQ clients are also examined.
Publication Date: 2018
Cover ArtIndigenous Public Health by Linda Burhansstipanov, Kathryn L. Braun This text illustrates how successful community engagement strategies, programs, and resources within indigenous communities have resulted in diverse, successful public health programs, and helped community members overcome barriers to health. The overarching focus of this book is to acknowledge and honor the strengths of different communities and emphasize that community collaboration and the sharing of resources can only improve the lives of all communities.
Publication Date: 2022

Did you know?

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: 

  • Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians
  • Forest County Potawatomi
  • Ho-Chunk Nation
  • Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians
  • Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians
  • Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin 
  • Oneida Nation
  • Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indian
  • Mole Lake (Sokaogon Chippewa Community) Band of Lake Superior Chippewa 
  • St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin
  • Stockbridge-Munsee Community of Mohican Indians 

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