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Traditions. Nicole (CoCo) Toves Villaluz Hidatsa/Assiniboine/Chamorro ClearWay Minnesota SM. A WAY OF LIFE. Challenges. Tobacco sales are important economic venture Other issues more important (diabetes, alcoholism, poverty, housing, jobs, etc) Making the connection

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Traditions

Nicole (CoCo) Toves Villaluz

Hidatsa/Assiniboine/Chamorro

ClearWay MinnesotaSM



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Challenges

Tobacco sales are important economic venture

Other issues more important (diabetes, alcoholism, poverty, housing, jobs, etc)

Making the connection

Access and availability of “cheaper” tobacco on tribal lands

Native Imagery


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Tobacco in Indian Country

AI/AN as a whole, have the highest prevalence rates of any ethnic/racial group

2 out of every 5 deaths related to tobacco use

Indian Health Service Spends $200 million on Tobacco related illnesses


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Goals for Communities

Build and strengthen capacity and infrastructure

Mobilize our communities

Identify culturally appropriate strategies and opportunities

Initiate and expand efforts to educate about effective tobacco control measures


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ACCEPTING THE CHALLENGE

PREAMBLE:

The passage of the Fort Peck .Ohinni Candi Wakandapi. Act is dedicated

to all the Assiniboine and Sioux members who have died and suffer from

commercial, manufactured tobacco related cancers and diseases. The Fort

Peck Tribes .Ohinni Candi Wakandapi. Act is enacted to protect the public

health of the Fort Peck Tribes Nation, now and in the future.


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Guiding Principles

  • RESPECT-for the original purposes

  • VISION-to see a healthy Native community

  • COURAGE-to make the right decisions

  • ACTION-to initiate behavior and attitude change


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Guiding Principles

  • HUMILITY-asking for guidance w/o fear

  • HOPE-belief that the future will be positive

  • COMPASSION-empathy for the addicted

  • TRUTH-seek, know the facts behind the industry

  • GENEROSITY-Share the knowledge


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Contact Information

Nicole (CoCo) Toves Villaluz

ClearWay MinnesotaSM

952.737.1409

[email protected]

www.keeptobaccosacred.org


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