Purpose and Goals
The goal was to develop a brief digital story (i.e., a video) that communicates how traditions and heritage promote health in American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN). NIH invited the public to participate in this challenge to share stories about how:
- Heritage and tradition leads to health and wellness in AI/AN communities; and
- Future research can improve the health of American Indians and Alaska Natives.
The videos will augment the agency’s ongoing efforts to increase awareness of a robust research portfolio involving AI/AN communities.
This challenge was also designed to raise awareness and bring attention to the research needs of these communities and communicate these needs in a culturally appropriate manner.
Integrating Culture into Healthcare
Return to Wellness
Ohero:kon: Rites of Passage - creating health and wellness for youth in Akwesasne
Salmon River Central Native Film Class - Instructor Katsitsionni Fox
Fort Covington, N.Y.
University of Colorado Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health
Colorado School of Public Health- Pine Ridge Field Office
Tatitlek: Change in the Wind
Levi A. Taylor
Prince William Sound, Alaska