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National Native Network

  • Project Title: Keep it Sacred
  • Program Representative Interviewed: Joshua Hudson, Program Manager
  • Location: Sault Sainte Marie, MI
  • Program Overview: The National Native Network (NNN) is a multifaceted network of tribal organizations that offers resources and technical assistance to tribal communities that are implementing tobacco and cancer prevention and control activities. NNN focuses on decreasing the use of commercial tobacco use among American Indian/Alaska Native populations while acknowledging the importance of the sacred or traditional use of tobacco in many tribal communities.

    NNN is jointly funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Office on Smoking and Health and their Division of Cancer Prevention and Control. It is administered by the Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan. The California Rural Indian Health Board, the Great Plains Tribal Leaders' Health Board, and the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium are also represented on NNN's board of directors.

Models represented by this program: