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November is Native American Heritage Month

by Elizabeth Suelzer, MLIS, AHIP on 2023-11-13T11:38:12-06:00 | 0 Comments

November is a time to recognize the importance of and contributions by Indigenous Peoples all over the Americas. Indigenous Peoples are sometimes known as First Nations, American Indians, or Native Americans collectively, but individual nations should be named and respected distinctively. The Midwest United States sits on the lands of the Potawatomi / Potowatomi, Ottawa / Odawa, Chippewa, Ojibwe / Anishinaabeg, Ho-Chunk, Huron, Oneida / Iroquois, Sac and Fox, Sioux, Menominee, Omaha, Miami, Kaskaskia, Kickapoo, Wyandot, Mahican, Nanticoke, Mohegan, Wea, Piankashaw, Shawnee, Delaware, and Eel River nations, among others.

The library has created a page on our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion guide which highlights Native American Health resources and focuses on various aspects of their population health and contains references to improve the care of diverse and heterogenous patients. 

Featured eBook

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

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