Indigenous communities are facing a crisis in health equity. Native American Indians continue to die at higher rates than other Americans in many categories of preventable illnesses. Rates of suicide in Native communities are higher than all other racial and ethnic groups in the US and is the second leading cause of death in native youth aged 10-24, with a rate 2.5 times higher than the national average.
Aboriginal Outfitters has created a Health & Wellness Comittee (HWC) to connect our community to more culturally-sensitive resources and to create stronger prevention programs that include trauma-informed mentorships, culturally sensitive substance abuse and suicide prevention, food sovereignty and nutritional education, and general whole-person health awareness.
These programs are coming soon.