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Cultural Loss: Impact on Native American Health

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Jocelyn Kyllo

on 13 October 2015

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Transcript of Cultural Loss: Impact on Native American Health

Video Summary
1920's-1930's Gila River dammed in Phoenix, AZ
change in culture & environment
spiritual & emotional turmoil
loss of identity caused depression

Healthcare Perspective: Alcoholism
alcohol intake increased
depression; self-medication
Tension-Reduction Hypothesis
What's being done
health programs for diabetes
community garden
Irish, L. (2015) Lecture on Health Compromising Behaviors. Personal collection from L. Irish, North Dakota State University, Fargo ND.

Healthcare Perspective: Diabetes
food rations
obesity epidemic
Pima Indians highest rate in world
Cultural Loss: Impact on Native American Health
Christina Krieger, Bree Hogenmiller, Jocelyn Kyllo, Austin Bigwood
Environmental Perspective
Pima Indians grew crops
inability to produce food
dependent on government
Thank you!
What could be done
Alcoholics Anonymous
Controlled Drinking
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