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A Giant Step to Joy - Understanding Historical Grief and Trauma A Giant Step to Joy - Understanding Historical Grief and Trauma

Understanding historical grief and trauma and how it impacts Native people today is one of the first steps to preventing and managing diabetes. Read this 3-page article about real-life examples of how historical grief and trauma manifests itself in unhealthy habits and how Native people overcame trauma to live joyful lives.

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A River Runs Through Us 90-Day Journal for Wellness – Updated 2020 A River Runs Through Us 90-Day Journal for Wellness – Updated 2020

This 256-page full-color journal features photos and quotes from Tribal community members. It includes daily messages, a section to identify feelings and thoughts, and a place to track your self-care activities on your wellness journey. Let the words inside you be your guide to good health of mind, body, and spirit.

If you are hosting a class or event for American Indian/Alaska Native people and would like to request more than the posted quantity limit, please call 1-844-447-3387 or email diabetesprogram@ihs.gov
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Being active is traditional! Being active is traditional!

Full-color poster in PDF format features a Hualapai teen holding a basketball. Quick information is listed in a box that tells how she stays active, enjoys learning about Hualapai culture, and wants to role model good health to youth. Best if printed on a color printer, letter size.

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Being multicultural is traditional! Being multicultural is traditional!

Full-color poster in PDF format features a Colville teen in traditional and modern clothing. Quick information is listed in a box that tells how she stays active by powwow dancing, eats traditional foods, and shows respect for her family. Best if printed on a color printer, letter size.

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Coyote and The Turtle's Dream Coyote and The Turtle's Dream

236-page novel for teens and pre-teens, Coyote and The Turtle's Dream picks up where the Eagle Book series ends. It features characters from the original series, but expands to include family members, teachers and an elderly box turtle and introduces Arianna, a young girl with type 1 diabetes. It is an action-packed mystery adventure, that inspires readers to think about healthy lifestyles, protection of the Earth, loyalty to friends and respect for elders a Native American culture. Features captivating drawings and beautiful, full-color illustrations.   
Behavioral Health
Diabetes Prevention
Eagle Book Series
Nutrition
Patients/Clients
Youth
Youth Educators
Book
Culture, Kickboxing, AND Confidence Culture, Kickboxing, AND Confidence

3-page article about Tleena Ives (Port Gamble/S’Klallam). She shares her motivating story of how she overcame low self-esteem by working out, losing weight, getting fit, and eventually competing in triathlons. Tleena tells how she uses cultural teachings to put positive intentions into her workouts. She lists five tips for losing weight and getting fit.

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Development of Indigenous Knowledge in Public Health: Epistemic Diversity as an Essential Component of Health Equity Development of Indigenous Knowledge in Public Health: Epistemic Diversity as an Essential Component of Health Equity

Bonnie Duran, PhD talks about new scholarship on Western knowledge production and how the production of this knowledge has affected health disparities among indigenous peoples in the U.S. and worldwide.
(53:34 minutes)

MP3 [25 MB] | Transcript [PDF – 140 KB] | Handout [PDF – 2.6 MB] 

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Doctor Can You Hear My Spirit? Collision or Collaboration as Two Worlds Meet in Clinic Doctor Can You Hear My Spirit? Collision or Collaboration as Two Worlds Meet in Clinic

Helen Maldonado, PA-C, CDE, sheds personal light on the subject of being a Native woman working for her community as a medical provider with experience in traditional healing.
(54:16 minutes)

MP3 [25 MB] | Transcript [PDF – 137 KB] | Handout [PDF – 825 KB] 

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Eagle Book Series Eagle Book Series

Set of 4 Eagle Books for pre-school through grade school children, beautifully illustrated with Native American characters and wise animals. These books inspire and encourage young readers to find joy in physical activity, eating healthy foods, and learning about health and diabetes prevention. A teachers guide entitled The Eagle Book Series: A Guide for Educators and Communities is also available on the catalog. 
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Eagle Book Series
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Youth
Youth Educators
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Eagle Book Series: A Guide for Educators and Communities Eagle Book Series: A Guide for Educators and Communities

60 page Guide on how to use the set of 4 Eagle Books for cultural, physical, and nutritional activities.  The activities, designed for classrooms (Head Start through 4th grade) and other community sites (e.g., home, libraries, community centers), are organized into five areas - storytelling, Native American culture and health, learning about healthy foods, participating in physical activity and diabetes prevention. 
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Diabetes Prevention
Eagle Book Series
Youth Educators Guide/Manual
From Heart Problems to Heart Health From Heart Problems to Heart Health

2-page article features Perry Dyea (Laguna-Kawaika) who had unstable angina. He started exercising and eating right, but suddenly quit his healthy lifestyle, gained weight and needed bypass surgery. Perry”s honest story will motivate clients to take steps now to avoid what Perry went through. Article lists tips to a healthy heart and six signs of a heart attack and heart disease.

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Give from the heart. Receive from the heart. Give from the heart. Receive from the heart.

PSA in PDF format to forward to newsletter editors. Encourages people to give and receive during the holiday season as a way to find peace and reduce sadness/depression.

 
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Harvesting food is traditional! Harvesting food is traditional!

Full-color poster in PDF format features a Skokomish teen holding freshly-harvested vegetables. Quick information is listed in a box that tells his favorite vegetable, how he avoids pop, fast food, drugs, and alcohol, and his motto to make his family proud. Best if printed on a color printer, letter size.

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Having self-discipline is traditional! Having self-discipline is traditional!

Full-color poster in PDF format features a Shoshone/Paiute boy in a martial arts pose. Quick information is listed in a box that tells his favorite sports of basketball and soccer, how he limits screen time to 30 minutes a day, and how he values his Native culture. Best if printed on a color printer, letter size.

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How I Get My Daily Dose of Joy How I Get My Daily Dose of Joy

Article in PDF format to forward to newsletter editors. Written by Paiute/Dine author Barbara Mora, this article gives examples of how she finds joy every day. Encourage people to find joy as a way to manage stress and reduce the risk for diabetes or its complications.

 
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Hummingbird's Squash Hummingbird's Squash

394-page novel for preteens and teens, Hummingbird’s Squash continues the story of the Coyote and The Turtle’s Dream characters which originated from the set of 4 Eagle Books. In this book, Hummingbird pursues an ambitious plan to grow healthy foods that will help the community prevent type 2 diabetes. As the book progresses, she learns what it means to embrace all of one’s relatives and honor the wisdom of ancestors. Features captivating drawings and a glossary. 
Behavioral Health
Diabetes Prevention
Eagle Book Series
Nutrition
Patients/Clients
Youth
Youth Educators
Book
I Am a Proud Father I Am a Proud Father

1-page article on promoting spiritual and mental health in Native families. Victor Rodriquez (Yaqui) talks about raising his daughters in a multi-cultural way, and supporting his wife Deonnah (Puyallup) as a mother in this.

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Literacy, Health Communication and Diabetes Disparities Literacy, Health Communication and Diabetes Disparities

Dean Schillinger, MD, reviews what has been studied about the relationship between literacy and diabetes.
(61 minutes)

MP3 [60 MB] | Transcript [PDF – 219 KB] 

Behavioral Health
General Diabetes
Health Care Professionals
Program Staff
Podcast
May you have joy. May you have joy.

PSA in PDF format to forward to newsletter editors. Encourages people to find joy as a way to manage stress and reduce the risk for diabetes or its complications.

 
Behavioral Health Newsletter Editors Media Tools
Strengthening Our Roots: One Region's Experience with Traditional Medicine and Healthcare Settings Strengthening Our Roots: One Region's Experience with Traditional Medicine and Healthcare Settings

Terry Maresca, MD, offers examples about what's happening in one region, the Pacific Northwest, in terms of certain concepts of traditional medicine being used within communities. She presents food for thought about how health care professionals can support AI/AN community efforts in this regard.
(53:41 minutes)

MP3 [25 MB] | Transcript [PDF – 144 KB] | Handout [PDF – 1.9 MB] 

Behavioral Health
General Diabetes
Health Care Professionals
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Podcast
Support Through the Years Support Through the Years

Native American couple of 41 years describes the support they provide to each other living with type 2 diabetes.

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Video
The Healing Power of Beading The Healing Power of Beading

Barbara Mora, author of Using Our Wit and Wisdom to Live Well with Diabetes, was devastated when she learned she had diabetes. In this story she talks about how beading has helped her; it is meditative and allows her to process her feelings, quietly and creatively. This 5-page article contains a list of the other steps and people who helped Barbara overcome depression and become happy.

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This Is Me Now. This Is Me Now.

3-page article about Sterling Warjack (Shoshone Bannock), 21 years old. He shares his touching story of what it was like to be an overweight teenager. He tells how fear of diabetes and dying young motivated him to meet with a dietitian, start walking, stop drinking energy drinks/pop, and switch from burgers to low-fat sandwiches. He lists six steps he took to start his new lifestyle.

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Diabetes Prevention
Physical Activity/Exercise
Weight
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Youth
Youth Educators
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Tips for Educators Using My Native Plate – Updated Tips for Educators Using My Native Plate – Updated

1-page information sheet designed for educators using My Native Plate to help them use it more effectively. Includes five key issues that affect peoples eating habits, and instruction on where to find and print out the USDA nutrition tool Ten Tips to a Great Plate.

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Behavioral Health
Nutrition
Health Care Professionals
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Self-print
Transgenerational Trauma, Soul Wounding and Effects on Families and Communities: The Impact of History on Present Day Chronic Illnesses Transgenerational Trauma, Soul Wounding and Effects on Families and Communities: The Impact of History on Present Day Chronic Illnesses

Eduardo Duran, PhD, talks about historical trauma and the effects of trauma on Native American/Alaska Native families and communities.
(1 hour 57 minutes)

MP3 [110 MB] | Transcript [PDF – 189 KB] 

Behavioral Health Health Care Professionals
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Podcast