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Diabetes in American Indians/First Nations

Joel Gittelsohn, Ph.D.
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DEFINITION

  • American Indians (AI) and First Nations (FN) are indigenous peoples living in the U.S. and Canada.
  • They are comprised of hundreds of distinct tribes and bands, most with unique cultures, traditions and languages.
  • Indigenous peoples are commonly low-income minorities in their own country of origin.

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Last updated: May 1, 2016