A most excellent review....it will improve upon your understanding of health and NAI culture. Highly recommended.
According to census figures, the American Indian/Alaskan Native (AI/AN) population is growing rapidly. Furthermore, the population is young and geographically scattered. AI/AN peoples experience high rates of unemployment and poverty, and many encounter substandard housing, insufficient health care, and other socioeconomic obstacles that make day-to-day living a constant struggle. Yet Native Americans show inspiring internal reserves and strategies for survival. Further, many tribal groups have been successful in managing their resources in a way that enhances life conditions for all members in their tribal communities.
Concepts that are key to the cultural context, identity, adaptability, and perseverance of Native Americans include a holistic approach to life, a desire to promote the well-being of the group, an enduring spirit, and a respect for all ways of healing
This article is easy to read and simply breaks it down nicely. Please go here: http://erc.msh.org/mainpage.cfm?file...nguage=English