Our Cultures Are Our Source of Health

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Our Cultures Are Our Source of Health

Renowned Hollywood actor and Cherokee tribal member, Wes Studi, explains how American Indians and Alaska Natives are twice as likely to have diagnosed diabetes as non-Hispanic whites. Studi underscores the wisdom of cultural knowledge, including gathering and planting local traditional foods and playing traditional games, to promote health and prevent diseases like type 2 diabetes. In the dramatic short video, Studi relays the powerful message: “Our people and cultures hold the answers. Our cultures are our source of health.”

Release Date: 2/7/2013

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Page last reviewed: November 22, 2013