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    Join us at the Powwow!

    5th Annual Powwow for Hope: Dancing for Life, Love & Hope
    May 7, 2016
    1:00pm to 6:30pm
    Basecamp Facility, Minneapolis, MN
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    We imagine a world without cancer...

    MINNEAPOLIS – Music for Life, Love & Hope, a benefit concert hosted for the American Indian Cancer Foundation (AICAF) last month in Phoenix Arizona, raised $10,000 for the foundation, Executive Director Kris Rhodes confirmed today. The benefit concert featured performances by indigenous artists Kelly Jackson and Casper + The Mighty 602 Band and a silent auction, all proceeds of which were donated to the American Indian Cancer Foundation. “There is something beautiful about utilizing multiple contemporary indigenous art mediums to […]

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    CRC e-brochure

    MINNEAPOLIS – During colorectal cancer awareness month in March, the American Indian Cancer Foundation (AICAF) encourages people to get screened for colorectal cancer and share information about colorectal cancer in their communities. Colorectal cancer is the second most common cancer in American Indians after lung cancer and colorectal cancer is 53% higher in Northern Plains American Indians than in non-Hispanic whites. Only 39 percent of people ages 50-75 in Indian Health Service areas have been screened for colon cancer compared to 59 percent of the […]

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    In order to effectively change norms around harmful use of tobacco and improve health in American Indian communities, efforts need to be broad and comprehensive. A health in all policies approach can achieve impactful positive change to support strong and healthy future generations. For more information on our Tribal Health Equity project or to request copies of this resource, contact Melanie Plucinski at Download Resource (pdf)  

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    Impacts and opportunities: Results from a discussion of the American Indian Cancer Foundation’s health equity work In 2013, the American Indian Cancer Foundation (AICAF) received funding from the Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota through the Health Equity in Prevention (HEiP) initiative. Through its HEiP funding, AICAF is influencing the development of tribal policies and organizational practices using evidence-based and culturally-relevant approaches and changing social norms around commercial tobacco use within the American Indian community. […]

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