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Our team has worked with Indigenous community members from numerous tribal nations to create tangible tools that contribute to the awareness of our strengths, cultural values and contemporary representation of our community. We also highlight the interconnected nature of our work with our sister organization, Indigenous Circle of Wellness, to complete these projects.

This video was developed to highlight myths and stereotypes regarding the AI/AN community, uplift contemporary Indigenous experiences and highlight Indigenous wellness practices to help reduce mental health stigma. This resource is helpful for teachers, wellness providers, and staff within diverse community organizations.

This toolkit includes four sections on (1) myths and stereotypes regarding the AI/AN community, (2) tools to identify implicit bias and privilege, (3) psychosocial struggles specific to the AI/AN community, and (4) meaningful outreach and engagement interventions and techniques. This resource is developed for educators, therapists, staff of diverse community organizations, and other wellness providers interested in learning more about intentionally supporting Indigenous individuals and communities.

This assesment summarizes findings from five focus groups held with Indigenous youth, elders, parents/caregivers, Two-Spirit and Indigequeer community members, and general community. This may be used by educators, wellness providers and those looking to expand community-based services. 

This report summarizes survey evaluation findings based on input from Indigenous elders, community members and staff within Indigenous community-based organizations. This may be used by wellness providers, community engagement specialists and organizational leadership interested in extending services specifically developed for Indigenous elders.

We have created a total of five 2-3 minute videos designed to increase the visibility of Native American community members, reduce mental health stigma and foster belonging within the community. This project was authored by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health AI/AN UnderServed Cultural Community (AI/AN UsCC) and is carried out by our nonprofit team.

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This resource provides context on the prevalence of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Peoples’ crisis within our local community and across the state. This also centers information on how the Feather Alert, introduced by Assemblymember James Ramos (Serrano/Cahuilla), promotes visibility, advocacy and reunification of impacted families.

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This report summarizes the larger impacts of our three-part Honoring Indigenous Health Wellness Cohort series. This was our first culturally-grounded chronic disease prevention project. The report may be used to inform the development of comparable projects and includes survey findings, community feedback, strengths and lessons learned.

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This final summary report identifies major impacts of our five-part video series focused on uplifting contemporary visibility and strengths of community. This may be used to reference marketing and outreach strategies as well as best practices related to reaching our local community. This project was sponsored by the LA County Department of Mental Health AI/AN UnderServed Cultural Communities Subcommittee.

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This report provides a comprehensive review of our five-part Traditional Wellness Gathering series sponsored by the LA County Department of Mental Health AI/AN UnderServed Cultural Communities Subcommittee. This report may be referenced for identification of best practices related to culturally sensitive mental health services, impactful community engagement and general service recommendations. 

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