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About the Native Diabetes Wellness Program


The goals of the Native Diabetes Wellness Program are to:

  1. Support sustainable, evaluable ecological approaches to promote the use of traditional foods, physical activity, social support, and health policy change in communities.
  2. Share messages, including stories and art, about survival and traditional ways of health that are remembered, retold, and talked about in homes, schools, and communities.
  3. Share and evaluate Native and Western programs, including community outreach, talking circles, community-based interventions, and diabetes education in schools with native students.
  4. Support meaningful tribal consultation at the state and federal levels.

Principles of Practice

The Native Diabetes Wellness Program strives to follow these principles:

  1. Consult tribal leadership and tribal members.
  2. Honor federal responsibility to tribal nations.
  3. Respect and incorporate Native science.
  4. Share a vision of hope.
  5. Honor storytelling and the power of stories.
  6. Establish direct relationships with tribal nations.
  7. Respect the power of words—keep our word.
  8. Seek reciprocity and balance.
  9. Be grateful for our work.
  10. Reflect critically and deeply.
  11. Be accountable for our actions.
  12. Assure that the stories are owned by the people.


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