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Alaska Natives


Alaska Natives are indigenous peoples of Alaska, United States: Iñupiat, Yupik, Aleut, Eyak, Tlingit, Haida, Tsimshian, and a number of Northern Athabaskan cultures. They are often defined by their language groups.

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Google previewJoslin's Diabetes Mellitus (2005)

Edited by C. Ronald Kahn ... [et Al.]. by Elliott Proctor Joslin, C. Ronald Kahn

An interesting finding among Alaska Natives is that ESRD is more likely to develop in women than men, and women are more likely to die of renal failure. Studies from other populations confirm this finding (202-204). The reason for these high ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the Inuit (2013)

by Pamela R. Stern

American policy toward Alaska Natives was both a reflection of and a reaction to Indian policy in the lower 48 states, swinging between paternalistic attempts at protectionism and efforts to assimilate indigenes to a Euroamerican way of life.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Services and Diversity (2014)

by Linwood H. Cousins

Morethan onethirdof Alaska's prison population is made upof Alaska Natives. The seemingly common denominator between Alaska Natives andthese health outcomesis the highuse of alcoholand other drugs. Working With Alaska Native ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Federal Agencies and Commissions (2009)

by Kathleen Hill, Gerald N. Hill

Alaska Natives” include those of Athabascan, Tsimpsian,Tlingit, Haida,Eskimo, and Aleut descent. Many American Indians belong to one of about 560 recognized Indian tribes,bands,pueb- los, and villages, which have tribal governments ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Counseling (2008)

by Frederick T. Leong

Alcohol and Drug Abuse/Dependence The primary mental health challenge among Alaska Natives is alcohol and drug abuse/dependence. Alcohol was introduced to Alaska Natives only 300 years ago. Since then, alcohol and drug abuse ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Obesity and Eating Disorders, Third Edition (2009)

by Dana K. Cassell, David H. Gleaves

American Indians/Alaska Natives and eating disorders 19. vosa. Although drastic weight reduction generally leads to amenorrhea, there have been cases in which amenorrhea has occurred prior to weight loss. In many of these cases, the ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Social Work (2008)

4 Volume Set by Terry Mizrahi, Larry Davis


Google previewEncyclopedia of Diversity in Education (2012)

by James A. Banks

indicate that African Americans, Latinos, American Indian/ Alaska Natives, and Asian Americans/ Pacific Islanders earned nearly 27% of STEM bachelor's degrees in 2008. This is ...

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