Project Abstract Summary
White Earth Nation-Tribal Public Health Anishinaabe Cultural Practices for Wellness
The White Earth Band of Chippewa Indians (aka White Earth Nation) is seeking funding through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion through the Tribal Practices for Wellness in Indian Country Cooperative Agreement (CDC-RFA-DP22-2201). The White Earth Band of Chippewa Indians is a federally recognized tribe located in the Indian Health Service’s Bemidji Area.
The White Earth Nation-Tribal Public Health Anishinaabe Cultural Practices for Wellness initiative proposes to address health problems through strategies and activities that are intended to improve White Earth Nation community wellness.
Strategy 3: Social and cultural activities that promote community wellness
Activity: Implement social and/or Tribal cultural activities incorporating opportunities to
learn about traditional healthy food, physical activities, and lifestyle practices to enhance mental and emotional well-being.
Strategy 5: Cultural teachings and practices about traditional healthy foods to promote health, sustenance, and sustainability
Activity: Establish or strengthen sustainable programs to gather, raise, harvest, produce or preserve traditional healthy foods, and provide those foods and beverages to individuals, families, schools, institutions, and others.
Strategy 6: Traditional and contemporary physical activities that strengthen well-being
Activity: Enhance, strengthen, or increase opportunities and supports for traditional and contemporary physical activity at schools, work sites, cultural and community events, and other venues.
Efforts of this initiative will focus on outcomes including an increased sense of cultural connectedness, an increased sense of social connectedness, increased consumption of healthy traditional foods, and increased physical activity.
Long-term outcomes will result in increased use of Anishinaabe cultural practices to reduce risk factors and morbidity/mortality due to chronic diseases including diabetes, heart disease, stroke, cancer, and to increase resilience, mental and emotional well-being among community members.