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Culture and Self-Determination Provide Strength to Heal

Describes how the Seneca Nation of Indians has incorporated its culture into programs and community initiatives. Examples include school and adult Seneca language immersion programs, restoring indigenous plants, cultivating native animals, and the Seneca Strong program to address substance abuse by incorporating prevention and sobriety programming into traditional rites of passage, outdoor skills camps, and powwows. The Seneca Nation of Indians (New York) received the 2017 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Culture of Health Prize.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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American Indian or Alaska Native · Culture and cultural competency · Diabetes · Environmental health · Population health · Schools · Substance use and misuse · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention · New York

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