We are located on the University of Minnesota Duluth Campus in the Medical School. We provide support for Native students attending medical school, outreach
programs, and work to recruit Native American students into the medical field. We provide a 4 week summer programfor undergraduate students called Native Americans Into Medicine (NAM). NAM is a four-week summer enrichment program for undergraduate students interested
in pursuing health careers. Participants work in small groups to problem-solve case studies related to American Indian health.
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH) estimates that in 2016, 22% of AI/ANs lived on reservations or other US Census-defined tribal areas while 60% of AI/ANs lived in metropolitan areas.
"An athlete must be strong physically, spiritually, mentally and emotionally. This is why I have chosen war canoe racing, a traditional sport to promote health and mental wellness. Racing not only brings life back to a traditional and endangered sport, it honors our elders and brings back the teachings and practices of our schlengen -- our way of life."