Canku Ota
(Many Paths)
An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America
Issues - Advocates/Activists
Issues - Health
Issues - Environment
Issues - Youth
Health Issues:
American Diabetes Association
We lead the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fight for those affected—by diabetes. We fund research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes. We deliver services to hundreds of communities. We provide objective and credible information. We give voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes.
American Gulf War Association
The American Gulf War Veterans Association (AGWVA) was established with one goal in mind: To obtain treatment for those service members and their families who experience symptoms collectively known as the "Gulf War Illness".
American Indians and Diabetes
Diabetes poses serious health risks for the American Indian community. American Indians stand a nearly three times greater chance of dying from the disease and its complications than Caucasian Americans. That’s why the DPP has sought American Indians to participate in its prevention activities.
Association of American Indian Physicians
AAIP mission is to pursue excellence in Native American health care by promoting education in the medical disciplines, honoring traditional healing practices and restoring the balance of mind, body, and spirit.
The Breast Cancer Site
Your "click" can help provide free mamagrams for underprivileged woman. It takes less than a minute to go to their site & click on "donating a free mammogram" (pink window in the middle).
The Child Survival Site
Your click, together with others today, will pay for the purchase and distribution of 804 Vitamin A capsules. Help us fund 24,000 capsules this month (enough to help 1300 needy kids for 6 years) by clicking everyday.

Cerebral Palsy Guidance
Cerebral Palsy Guidance was created to provide answers and assistance to parents of a child with cerebral palsy. Our goal is to reach as many members of the cerebral palsy community as possible, building up a network of support, as well as providing necessary assistance.

Children With Diabetes
There has been growing concern about the recent sharp increase in reported cases of type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents
Code Adam
When a customer reports a missing child to a store employee, a "Code Adam" alert is announced over the public-address system. A brief description of the child is obtained and provided to all designated employees who immediately stop their normal work to search for the child, and monitor all exits to help prevent the child from leaving the store.

Drug Abuse and Parenting
Adolescents who use drugs might not become addicted in adulthood, but they can damage their health mentally, physically and emotionally during their childhoods. For a few who are particularly vulnerable, drug use can and does become an ongoing risk of addiction into their futures.

The Department of Social and Health Services is an integrated organization of high-performing programs working in partnership for statewide impact to help transform lives.
The Department’s mission is to improve the safety and health of individuals, families and communities by providing leadership and establishing and participating in partnerships.
Eagle Shield Senior Citizens Center
The Eagle Shields Senior Citizens is a program developed by the Blackfeet Tribe to provide assistance to the senior citizens of the Blackfeet Reservation by providing them with meals, social events, and access to services from other programs such as the Personal Care Attendant (PCA) Program, Green Thumb Volunteers Worksite, and the Host Agency for the Visually Impaired Program Volunteers

Emotional Wellness
Developing and improving our emotional wellness can improve our mental and physical health, especially during those rough times in life.

Ethnic Suicide Rate
Recent research found that certain ethnic groups have a higher substance abuse and suicide rate. The guide from Detox Rehabs provides awareness of the connection between drug misuse and suicide, dual diagnosis care, and prevention tips.

The Fetal Alcohol Education Program is dedicated to research and education for the prevention, identification and treatment of alcohol-related neurodevelopmental disorders.
Food & Nutrition Program
The Northern California Indian Development Council, Inc. administers a Food & Nutrition Program designed to develop nutrition education programs and inform tribal governments and Indian communities of nutrition related programs.
Feather River Indian Health Clinic
The Feather River Tribal HealthOrganization(FRTHO)has been providing health care services to Native Americans in three Californiacounties (Butte, Yuba and Sutter) since 1993.
The Healthy Nations Initiative
The Healthy Nations Initiative is funded by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to help Native Americans reduce the harm caused by substance abuse in their communities.
How To Tell If Your Child Has A Substance Abuse Issue | A Comprehensive Guide For Parents
If your child has a substance abuse issue, you may notice emotional, social, and physical signs. These signs don’t always mean your child is abusing drugs. However, they may indicate that you and your child should discuss the subject.
HPP Events
Dedicated to meet the growing needs in the health promotion/wellness area for Native American people. Annually, HPP conducts the largest Native American Health conferences in North America--the annual Wellness and Women and Wellness and Native Men Conferences. Recognized as the leader in Native wellness and health promotion, HPP helps keep the circle strong.

Impact of Social Media on Mental Health
In addition social media use functions, in many ways, like an addiction hence why I found the Impact of Social Media on Mental Health quite educational.

Indian Health Service National Diabetes Program
Indian Health Service (IHS) National Diabetes Program Mission: to develop, document, and sustain a public health effort to prevent and control diabetes in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. Diabetes is epidemic in Native Americans. Diabetes control and prevention strategies are evolving, the best approaches are not fully known.
Ilene Hart
Welcome to my online counseling practice. In as much as it is possible in cyberspace, please make yourself at home. Browse, at your leisure. Visit some of the wonderful relaxation links where you can view beautiful nature photographs and listen to soothing natural sounds.

Mental Health Resources for Parents
Mental Health Resources for Parents guide will be useful for everyone young and old or for those who simply just need help starting the conversation.

Mesothelioma Center at
We are trying to educate the public and bring awareness to mesothelioma cancer, so we have refocused our website to be the most comprehensive and up to date resource on the subject. In addition, our patient advocates are working even closer with our patients to help them get the treatment and care they deserve.

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
NCADV is dedicated to the empowerment of battered women and their children and therefore is committed to the elimination of personal and societal violence in the lives of battered women and their children.
National Indian Council on Aging
NICOA's Mission is ". . . to bring about improved, comprehensive services for American Indian and Alaska Native Elders"

Ohio Recovery Center
At Ohio Recovery Center, our mission is to provide support and stability for patients undergoing detox and withdrawal, coordinate a smooth transition into residential care, and offer a healing environment rooted in peer connection and clinical support.

Pneumococcal Vaccine aka Prevnar
Sign an online petition to stop this
The FDA cleared yesterday a controversial new pneumococcal pneumonia vaccine with questionable safety and a US government advisory panel is planning to selectively target black children and Native American children for immunization. This plan is being criticized for making children of certain racial minorities "human guinea pigs". It is possible that 1% or more of the children who receive the vaccine may develop insulin dependent diabetes or another autoimmune disease from the vaccine.
Scripps Drug Rehabilitation
Scripps McDonald Center is a nationally recognized organization dedicated to drug rehabilitation.
She's Got Help
If a woman decides to leave an abusive situation where does she go and how will she live and protect her children ?? The shelters that we have spoken to are under funded and begging for support of any kind, and not many are listening... Our goal at shesgothelp is to raise the awareness of the problem and to use the power of the Internet and e-commerce to support as many shelters as possible.

Student Mental Health
The human brain takes 25 years to fully develop. Your frontal cortex — the part of your brain that plays a huge role in decision-making and impulse control — is the last part to develop. This leaves students under the age of 25 more susceptible and vulnerable to drug and alcohol use.

Substance Abuse and Addiction
The guide offers a list of treatment options and common substances misused in America. No one is immune from substance abuse may it be age, gender, race, or ethnicity. The list of rehab treatment facilities should guide readers on how to make the first big step to soberity.

Support Systems
Support Systems drug rehabilitation programs offer a wide range of substance abuse treatment services for recovery from drug addiction and alcoholism. We provide accredited, state licensed detoxification, residential treatment, day and outpatient substance abuse treatment programs at our drug rehabilitation centers and have 18 sober living environments located throughout Northern California.
Tribal Drug Courts
There are currently more than 45 tribal courts which are in the process of planning or implementing tribal drug courts (or Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts). Of these 45 tribal courts, at least 14 tribal drug courts are already operational. Tribal Drug Courts (or Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts) are not simply tribal courts that handle alcohol or other drug abuse cases. Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts are tribal justice systems which incorporate and adapt the drug court concept to meet the specific needs of an individual community.
Type 2 Diabetes: A Threat to Indigenous People Everywhere
Type 2 diabetes has become a modern-day scourge not only for Native peoples throughout the United States, but also in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Basin, as described in the following summary:
United States: In some U.S. tribes, the prevalence rate of diabetes is 50% of the adults over age 35. This is one of the highest rates in the world.
The Type 2 Diabetes Study For Kids
You might think type 2 diabetes is only for adults. But it’s becoming more common in children. One reason: American kids are heavier than ever because of eating habits and inactivity. But there’s good news. Type 2 diabetes is treatable.
White Bison
The White Bison Philosophy - Everything we do is based upon the principles, natural laws and values taught to us by American Indian Elders. Our trainings, programs, and services are based upon four categories of teachings: The Four Laws of Change; The Medicine Wheel and the 12 Steps; The Healing Forest Model; The Four Directions Teachings.
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