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Month: October 2022

Indigenous Intergenerational Trauma: Addiction in the Native American Culture

Trauma can happen to anyone regardless of their race, sex, culture, lineage, etc. However, those who are from cultures that have endured extreme violence, persecution, etc. are more susceptible to
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Hard Facts: Alcoholism and Drug Abuse on Reservations

One may think that those living on Native American reservations should feel acceptance and a sense of belonging because they are among their tribe. However, the reality of life on
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Returning of the Sacred Pole of the Omaha

In 1989, tears of joy and happiness flowed among the people of the Omaha tribe, as they were given back a venerated object that had been removed from them 100
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Disparities and Inadequacies in Native American Healthcare

Disparities and inadequacies in Native American Healthcare has been the case for many decades. Health disparities consist of injustices of health care due to social disadvantages. Though there should not
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Native American Ceremony: The History of the Powwow

The ceremony of the Native American powwow is young in history. That is, it finds its origins in the mid-1800s. Powwow is the Anglicized form of the term pau wau
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Alcoholism, Genetics and Native American Metabolism

Of all ethnic groups in the US, Native Americans are the highest to suffer from alcoholism. Does this indicate that this population is more genetically prone to alcohol-related disorders? Or
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Alaskan Native Americans: Inuit Throat Singing

Throat singing is a particular style of singing that is produced in the throat using more than one note simultaneously. Many people think that you can only sing one note
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Indigenous Intergenerational Trauma and Addiction

It is a devastating fact that Native American people suffer disproportionately from addiction. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, over 26% of Native Americans aged 12 or older
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