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American Indian Healthy Eating

Participating AIHE Tribes

To initiate discussions on healthy eating and research engagement with tribal leaders, the NC Commission of Indian Affairs suggested that we host Talking Circles.  Frequently used in the American Indian community, a Talking Circle is a method used by a group to discuss a topic in an egalitarian and non-confrontational manner.  Seven tribes in North Carolina allowed us to host a Talking Circle and, through this process, move forward with the American Indian Healthy Eating Project:

We did not examine food access within the four urban Indian organizations in North Carolina since there is relatively low American Indian concentration residing in these areas.