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Honoring Native American Indians and Alaska Natives

Last Updated: Nov 18, 2013
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November is National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month, a time to celebrate the rich cultures of the more than 550 tribal nations in the United States and to recognize and honor the contributions they have made to the  establishment and growth of our nation. One way to  honor any culture is to promote health and well-being among its members. As AccrualNetters we can demonstrate our appreciation for Native American Indians and Alaska Natives by understanding more about their lifestyles, customs and traditions so that we can respectfully offer opportunities to be involved in clinical trials. Below are some resources that are available on AccrualNet.  I also came across a very useful book, Everything You Wanted to Know about Indians But Were Afraid to Ask, written by Dr. Anton Treuer, Executive Director of the American Indian Resource Center at Bemidji State University.

Some AccrualNet resources:

Involving American Indians and medically underserved rural populations in cancer clinical trials.

Developing cancer clinical trial resources for Native Americans.

Increasing access to clinical cancer trials and emerging technologies for minority populations: the Native American Project.

Recruitment of American Indians and Alaska Natives into clinical trials.

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