Policy Work

AICAF provides technical assistance support to tribes in developing tribal resolutions and policy related to tobacco, healthy eating and physical activity. Through authentic partnership, community readiness is identified and strategies are developed around community health priorities with the goal of improving health outcomes and preventing chronic disease.

The Prairie Island Indian Community Healthier Environments Resolution and Policy

Passed March 8th, 2017 by Tribal Council, this resolution was supported by AICAF and developed in partnership with the Public Health Law Center. The Resolution (1) prohibits all harmful, non-ceremonial use of commercial tobacco use within all non-commercial buildings owned and all outdoor areas within 50 feet of entrances, exits and windows (2) prohibits all non-ceremonial use of tobacco use of any kind within all community playgrounds and outdoor recreational areas and (3) highlights the importance of promoting and supporting the use of sacred traditional tobacco.

For more information, contact Melanie Plucinski at mplucinski@aicaf.org

The Lower Sioux Indian Community’s Honoring Little Crow with Healthy and Indigenous Foods Initiative Resolution

Passed September 20th, 2016 by Tribal Council, this resolution was supported by AICAF and  developed in partnership with the Lower Sioux Health and Human Services Advisory Committee and the Public Health Law Center. The Resolution calls for (1) healthy and Indigenous vending at community locations (2) healthy and indigenous vendors at the community powwow and (3) the development of a strategic plan for various food outlets.

For more information, contact Melanie Plucinski at mplucinski@aicaf.org


AICAF Health Policy for Healthy Eating, Physical Activity, Tobacco and Alcohol

Approved by the AICAF Board of Directors on May 17, 2013 with updates approved January 20, 2016. For more information, contact Amber Cardinal at tlightfield@aicaf.org.