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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 previewKivalina (2011)

A Climate Change Story by Christine Shearer

Instead, Inuit refers to all the indigenous populations inhabiting the Arctic, and Alaska Natives refers to the indigenous groups within the state. Alaska's 365 million acres contain more than 200 native villages, many far from urban areas and ...

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 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 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 Social Work (2008)

4 Volume Set by Terry Mizrahi, Larry Davis


Google previewEncyclopedia of Multicultural Psychology (2006)

by Yo Jackson

However, traditional beliefs still persist among Alaska Natives. Today, spirituality remains an important aspect of Alaska Native culture, and the traditional belief that humans, animals, and the earth share a relationship is fundamental to the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Social Networks (2011)

by George A. Barnett

Its annual convention is the largest representative meeting of native peoples in the United States, with more than 4,000 delegates each year, and boasts one elected representative for every 25 Alaska Natives. Moreover, the yearly convention ...

Google previewPolitical Encyclopedia of U.S. States and Regions (2008)

by Donald P. Haider-Markel

This is not the case in Alaska, where over half of the state's approximately 95,000 Alaska Natives still live in what is known as bush Alaska (the vast part of the state accessible only by air or POLITICAL HISTORY water).This means that they can ...

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