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Alaska Native Health Board. 13 p.
Publication Type
Report
Date
2005
, Contract Support Cost, Contract Health, Environmental Health and Facilities Support Accounts. Alaska received an additional $25,010,780 in non-recurring funds that included over $11 million in Maintenance and Improvement and $1.6 million in Equipment. During FY 2003, Alaska also received $24,719,810
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Alaska Native Health Board. 13 p.
Date
2005
Language
English
Geographic Location
U.S.
Publication Type
Report
File Size
297785
Keywords
Alaska Natives
Health care
U.S. Government
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2010-2011 Annual Report: Inuit Circumpolar Council (Canada).

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Inuit Circumpolar Council (Canada). Ottawa, ON. 26 p.
Publication Type
Report
......................................................................................................................................................................... 17 CIRCUMPOLAR HEALTH ................................................................................................................................................................ 18 ARCTIC SOVEREIGNTY
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Inuit Circumpolar Council (Canada). Ottawa, ON. 26 p.
Language
English
Geographic Location
Canada
Greenland
Russia
U.S.
Publication Type
Report
File Size
2639832
Keywords
Inuit
Alaska
Chukotka
Wildlife
Biodiversity
Health
Environment
Sustainable development
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Inuit Circumpolar Council Canada. Ottawa, ON. 34 p.
Publication Type
Report
Date
2015
contaminants, environmental security, language and resource development to health and wellness, food security and sovereignty. ICC takes great care in focusing on the issues that impact Inuit the most and where ICC can best contribute. The structure of the Arctic Council is unique among global
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Source
Inuit Circumpolar Council Canada. Ottawa, ON. 34 p.
Date
2015
Language
English
Geographic Location
Canada
Greenland
Russia
U.S.
Publication Type
Report
File Size
3283810
Keywords
Inuit
Climate change
Wildlife
Biodiversity
Sustainable development
Environment
Health
Mercury
Languages
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2017/18 Annual Report : Inuit Circumpolar Council Canada.

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Inuit Circumpolar Council Canda. Ottawa, ON. 76 p.
Publication Type
Report
Date
2018
international NGO status to advance Inuit interests 14 Advancing and promoting Inuit knowledge in environment and health through research 18 Economic opportunities 23 Engaging youth in international affairs 24 Financial statements 26 ICC organizational structure 30 ICC Canada aims and objectives 32
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Inuit Circumpolar Council Canda. Ottawa, ON. 76 p.
Date
2018
Language
English
Geographic Location
Canada
Publication Type
Report
File Size
3830676
Keywords
Inuit
Environment
Health
Knowledge
youth
Documents

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The Aboriginal economic benchmarking report.

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The National Aboriginal Economic Development Board. 37 p.
Publication Type
Report
Date
June 2012
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Source
The National Aboriginal Economic Development Board. 37 p.
Date
June 2012
Language
English
Geographic Location
Canada
Publication Type
Report
File Size
3667838
Keywords
Canada
Humans
First Nations
Inuit
Métis
Notes
Updated and reprinted.
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Aboriginal Food Security in Northern Canada: An assessment of the state of knowledge.

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Expert Panel on the State of Knowledge of Food Security in Northern Canada, Council of Canadian Academies.
Publication Type
Report
Date
2014
Research Chair in Toxicology and Environmental Health; Director, Centre for Advanced Research in Environmental Genomics, University of Ottawa (Ottawa, ON) Treena Wasonti:io Delormier, Assistant Professor, Office of Public Health Studies, Native Hawaiian and Indigenous Health, University of Hawaii at
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Expert Panel on the State of Knowledge of Food Security in Northern Canada, Council of Canadian Academies.
Date
2014
Language
English
Geographic Location
Canada
Publication Type
Report
File Size
4736035
Keywords
Canada, Northern
Naive Poeples
Nutrition
Food security
Traditional knowledge
Experience
Policies
Notes
ISBN 978-1-926558-73-8 (pbk.)
ISBN 978-1-926558-74-5 (pdf)
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Aboriginal / subsistence whaling (with special reference to the Alaska and Greenland fisheries).

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Reports of the International Whaling Commission. Special issue 4. 86 p.
Publication Type
Report
Date
1982
the reduction of the bowhead whales to a small fraction of the initial population level poses two interrelated questions about the chances of survival of the species. In the absence of exploitation environmental fluctuations will be expected over time to reduce the population below a critical
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Source
Reports of the International Whaling Commission. Special issue 4. 86 p.
Date
1982
Language
English
Geographic Location
Greenland
Russia
U.S.
Publication Type
Report
File Size
3179731
Keywords
Bowhead whales
Aleuts
Eskimos
Inuits
Subsistence hunting
Whaling
Nutritional Requirements
Acculturation
Documents

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Access to physiotherapy for Aboriginal Peoples in Canada.

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Canadian Physiotherapy Association. 21 p.
Publication Type
Report
Date
April 2014
(1997-2008) for Inuit peoples was 102 times greater than for non-Aboriginal peoples.8 5 Predisposing factors The World Health Organization has defined the determinants of health as the “range of personal, social, economic and environmental factors that determine the health
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Canadian Physiotherapy Association. 21 p.
Date
April 2014
Language
English
Geographic Location
Canada
Publication Type
Report
File Size
760540
Keywords
First Nations
Physiotherapy
Health Care Access
Inuit
Métis
Documents

Access_to_Physiotherapy_for_Aboriginal_Peoples_in_Canada_April_2014_FINAL.pdf

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AHDR (Arctic Human Development Report) 2004

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Akureyri: Stefansson Arctic Institute; 2004
Publication Type
Report
Date
2004
environmental issues, it seeks to expand our horizons by spotlighting the social, economic and cultural aspects of the lives of the people in the region. In this way, the Arctic Human Development Report should mark a substantial con- tribution to the work of the Arctic Council in the area of sustainable
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Source
Akureyri: Stefansson Arctic Institute; 2004
Date
2004
Language
English
Publication Type
Report
File Size
11103131
Keywords
Arctic demography
Circumpolar international relations and geopolitics
Human Development
Societies and cultures
Abstract
This report represents the first comprehensive attempt to document and compare systematically the welfare of Arctic residents on a circumpolar basis. Building on the pioneering work of the Arctic Council on environmental issues, it seeks to expand our horizons by spotlighting the social, economic and cultural aspects of the lives of the people in the region. In this way, the Arctic Human Development Report should mark a substantial contribution to the work of Arctic council in the area of sustainable development.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references.
Chapter 1: Introduction: Human Development in the Arctic by Oran R. Young and Níels Einarsson
Chapter 2: Arctic Demography by Dmitry Bogoyavlenskiy and Andy Siggner
Chapter 3: Societies and Cultures: Change and Persistence by Yvon Csonka and Peter Schweitzer
Chapter 4: Economic Systems by Gérard Duhaime
Chapter 5: Political Systems by Else Grete Broderstad and Jens Dahl
Chapter 6: Legal Systems by Nigel Bankes
Chapter 7: Resource Governance by Richard A. Caulfield
Chapter 8: Community Viability by Nils Aarsæther, Larissa Riabova and Jørgen Ole Bærenholdt
Chapter 9: Human Health and Well-being by Carl M. Hild and Vigdis Stordahl
Chapter 10: Education by Gunilla Johansson, Chris Paci and Sylvi Stenersen Hovdenak
Chapter 11: Gender Issues by Karla Jessen Williamson, Gunhild Hoogensen, Ann Therese Lotherington, Lawrence H. Hamilton, Sarah Savage, Natalia Koukarenko, Marina Kalinina, Ingunn Limstrand, Marit Stemland, Stephanie Irbacher Fox, Joanna Kafarowski, Lindis Sloan, and Mariekathrine Poppel
Chapter 12: Circumpolar International Relations and Geopolitics by Lassi Heininen
Chapter 13: A Human Development Agenda for the Arctic: Major Findings and Emerging Issues by Oran R. Young and Níels Einarsson
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Alaska: an appraisal of the health and nutritional status of the Eskimo.

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Interdepartmental Committee on Nutrition for National Defense. [Washington, DC.] 165 pp.
Publication Type
Report
Date
August 1959
report, An Appraisal sf the Health and Nutritional Status of the Eskimo in Alaska. The clinical and biochemical phases of the survey, conducted in March-April 1958, included the Eskimo National Guardsmen and a random ;ampling of eight Eskimo and two Indian villages. This was a cooperative
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Interdepartmental Committee on Nutrition for National Defense. [Washington, DC.] 165 pp.
Date
August 1959
Language
English
Geographic Location
U.S.
Publication Type
Report
File Size
6877041
Physical Holding
Alaska Medical Library
Keywords
Bethel
Akiak
Kasigluk
Napaskiak
Newtok
Hooper Bay
Kotzebue
Noatak
Point Hope
Shishmaref
Diet, traditional
Diet, western
Health status
Height
Weight
Blood pressure
Skinfold thickness
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Dental caries
DMFT index
Periodontal disease
Beta-carotene
Fatty acids
Phospholipids
Cholesterol
Protein, serum
Vitamin B
Hemoglobin
Hematocrit
Riboflavin
Thiamin
Notes
From: Fortuine, Robert et al. 1993. The Health of the Inuit of North America: A Bibliography from the Earliest Times through 1990. University of Alaska Anchorage. Citation number 1156.
Cited in: Fortuine, Robert. 1968. The Health of the Eskimos: a bibliography 1857-1967. Dartmouth College Libraries. Citation number 275.
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Alaska Behavioral Health Systems Assessment: final report.

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Agnew::Beck Consulting, LLC and Hornby Zeller Associates, Inc. 262 p.
Publication Type
Report
Date
2016
Alaska Behavioral Health Systems Assessment Final Report Prepared by Agnew::Beck Consulting, LLC and Hornby Zeller Associates, Inc. lfousek Typewritten Text Updated 1.22.2016 “When we initiated
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Source
Agnew::Beck Consulting, LLC and Hornby Zeller Associates, Inc. 262 p.
Date
2016
Language
English
Geographic Location
U.S.
Publication Type
Report
File Size
6488016
Keywords
Alaska
Statistics
Behavioral health
Funding and costs
Notes
Updated 1.22.2016
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Alaska Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan 2016-2020

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Publication Type
Report
Date
2016
indoor air quality and increases FeNO levels of e-cigarette consumers. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health; 217(6):628-3 7 (2014). 9 Moir D., Rickert W.S., Levasseur G., Larose Y., Maertens R., White P., Desjardins S. A comparison of mainstream and sidestream marijuana and
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Author
he State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
Date
2016
Language
English
Geographic Location
U.S.
Publication Type
Report
Digital File Format
Text - PDF
File Size
1895419
Physical Holding
University of Alaska Anchorage
Keywords
Cancer -- Prevention. -- Alaska
Cancer -- Statistics. -- Alaska
Notes
RC277.A4 A48 2016
Online Resources
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Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, Epidemiology Center. 250 p.
Publication Type
Report
Date
August 2017
.................................................................................. 156 Adult Immunizations......................................................................................... 158 ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH HIGHLIGHTS.................................................................... 161 Rural Water & Wastewater Service
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Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, Epidemiology Center. 250 p.
Date
August 2017
Language
English
Geographic Location
U.S.
Publication Type
Report
File Size
19812419
Keywords
Alaska
Natives
Cancer
Demographics
Lifestyle risk factors
Maternal and child health
Morbidity
Mortality
Regional profiles
Medical care
Health and hygiene
Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
Alaska Statistics
Preventive care
Environmental health
Notes
Second edition.
Documents

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Anchorgae : Alaska Native EpiCenter. 124 pages.
Publication Type
Report
Date
Aug-2009
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Author
Alaska Native Epidemiology Center, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
Source
Anchorgae : Alaska Native EpiCenter. 124 pages.
Date
Aug-2009
Language
English
Geographic Location
U.S.
Publication Type
Report
Physical Holding
University of Alaska Anchorage
Keywords
Alaska Natives
Cancer
Demographics
Lifestyle risk factors
Maternal and child health
Morbidity
Mortality
Regional profiles
Medical care
Health and hygiene
Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
Alaska
Statistics
Abstract
This report provides an overview of the health status of Alaska Native people. By using data to monitor health status, significant improvements in health over time can be demonstrated. In addition, health areas that are a concern, or for which a disparity exists, can be readily identified. This report covers population demographics, leading causes of mortality and morbidity, as well as adolescent and adult lifestyle risk factors. Additional health status topics include maternal and child health, cancer and cancer screening, immunizations, diabetes, infectious diseases, environmental health, and dental health. At the end of this report, the reader will find region-specific health status overviews and how each region compares to the Alaska Native population statewide on selected measures.
Notes
ALASKA RA 408.I49 A437 2009
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Alaska Native local and traditional knowledge inventory and bibliographic data base report

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Institute for Circumpolar Health Studies, University of Alaska Anchorage. 31 p.
Publication Type
Report
Date
1998
Alaska Native Local and Traditional Knowledge Inventory and Bibliographic Data Base Report By Carl M. Hild Institute for Circumpolar Health Studies Under Agreement with Alaska Native Science Commission 27 February 1998 PART ONE - OVERVIEW “We have the wolf by his ears and we
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Author
Hild, Carl M.
Source
Institute for Circumpolar Health Studies, University of Alaska Anchorage. 31 p.
Date
1998
Language
English
Geographic Location
U.S.
Publication Type
Report
File Size
152003
Keywords
Alaska Natives
Traditional knowledge
Notes
Prepared under agreement with the Alaska Native Science Commission
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Alaska Native Statewide Health Plan 2002-2010.

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Alaska Native Health Board. 60 p.
Publication Type
Report
Date
August 2002
by the Consortium’s compacting all but the residual positions and functions of the Alaska Area Native Health Service, including the Office of Environmental Health and Engineering. Following this transfer, the number of services and the ability of patients to receive those services rapidly increased
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Source
Alaska Native Health Board. 60 p.
Date
August 2002
Language
English
Geographic Location
U.S.
Publication Type
Report
File Size
5150414
Keywords
Alaska Natives
Health care
Traditional healing
Development
Legislation
Promotion
Documents

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Alaskan Hematophagous insects, their feeding habits and potential as vectors of pathogenic organisms. II: The feeding habits and colonization of subarctic mosquitoes.

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Source
Arctic Aeromedical Laboratory. Aerospace Medical Division, Alaska Force Systems Command. Fort Wainwright, Alaska. Technical report TR-64-12 Vol II.
Publication Type
Report
Date
July 1965
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Author
Hopla, Cluff E.
Source
Arctic Aeromedical Laboratory. Aerospace Medical Division, Alaska Force Systems Command. Fort Wainwright, Alaska. Technical report TR-64-12 Vol II.
Date
July 1965
Language
English
Geographic Location
U.S.
Publication Type
Report
File Size
9571565
Physical Holding
University of Alaska Anchorage
Keywords
Alaska
Insects
Mosquitoes
Diphtheria
Host preference
Zoonoses
Haematophagus arthropods
Abstract
Feeding habits of mosquitoes of the taiga and tundra were studied. Greater emphasis was given to those of the taiga, however, because of the longer mosquito season and the greater variety of genera and species present. Using an exposed area of human forearm (54 square inches) and a similar area of shaved rabbit abdomen, biting records were compiled. Mosquitoes were collected by aspirator after the proboscis was fully inserted. Twice as many mosquitoes were collected from the human as from the rabbit, with Aedes excrucians, A. punctor, A. intrudens and A. pionips predominating in the order given. A tower was built, with platforms at 6-foot intervals up to 42 feet, to study vertical distribution and host preference. Domestic chickens, white laboratory rabbits and varying hares, along with empty control boxes, were placed at the various heights. Approximately 80% of the 10,722 specimens obtained were collected in the first 18 feet. The percentages of mosquitoes that were engorged when collected from the bait boxes were as follows: chickens, 18.2%; white rabbits, 70%; and varying hares, 92%. Through field observations and laboratory studies, small rodents (microtines) and passerine birds are not thought significant sources of blood meals, but hares, ground squirrels and larger mammals are. Using insect nets, 46,123 specimens were collected in the vicinity of the tower, both from vegetation and aerially up to height of 6 feet. Only six showed evidence of a recent blood meal. Evidence indicates that most subarctic mosquitoes take but one blood meal, a fact of considerable importance when considering them as vectors of zoonoses. Studies of the natural history of Culiseta alaskaensis indicated that the unfed adult females overwinter close to the ground in dense growths of grass underneath the snow cover where the temperature range is from 16-20° F. In the laboratory, C. alaskaensis lived only about one week at 0° F. Chromatographic studies did not reveal the presence of glycerol compounds in the hemolymph.
Notes
UAA - ALASKA RC955.U9 no.64-12 vol.2
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Alaskan Hematophagous insects, their feeding habits and potential as vectors of pathogenic organisms. I: The Siphonaptera of Alaska.

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Arctic Aeromedical Laboratory. Aerospace Medical Division, Alaska Force Systems Command. Fort Wainwright, Alaska. Technical report TR-64-12 Vol I.
Publication Type
Report
Date
May 1965
utilize small talus slopes which they do not inhabit otherwise. For the first ancestral crossing (middle Tertiary) when climates were more moderate (10), a change in habits of these lagomorphs would have been necessary. In the Pleistocene, environmental conditions similar to present day pika habitats
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Author
Hopla, Cluff E.
Source
Arctic Aeromedical Laboratory. Aerospace Medical Division, Alaska Force Systems Command. Fort Wainwright, Alaska. Technical report TR-64-12 Vol I.
Date
May 1965
Language
English
Geographic Location
U.S.
Publication Type
Report
File Size
38980163
Physical Holding
University of Alaska Anchorage
Keywords
Alaska
Insects
Fleas
Abstract
Fifty-one species and subspecies of fleas are currently known in Alaska; 37 species normally occur on mammals, and 14 are associated with birds. With the possible exception of one or two species, none are restricted to the political entity, Alaska. From a study of geography, paleozoology, morphology and taxonomy, the fleas of Alaskan mammals are reported to be derived from three principal faunas. The largest group apparently arose from Eurasia as the mammals migrated across the Bering Land Bridge during the glacial periods of the Pleistocene epoch and earlier. These animals found refuge in a large nonglaciated area of interior Alaska and the Yukon Territory. These fleas are now common to both the Nearctic and Palearctic regions, their hosts generally being Holarctic in distribution. The second group of fleas are Nearctic in origin and have migrated northward along with their hosts as the Pleistocene glaciers receded. A number of the genera in this second group are restricted exclusively to the Nearctic region; however, certain genera are also represented in Eurasia. A third group of fleas arose from the Pacific Northwest. These fleas, like the second group, have spread northward as the Pleistocene glaciers receded. Fleas of this third group now occupy a narrow strip of land, mostly west of the Coast and Alaska Ranges. A study of host associations reveals that distribution of the fleas is not concordant with that of the preferred hosts. For example, of six species as so dated with microtine rodents in the taiga, only two have followed the same hosts into the vast tundra region to the north. Fleas originally thought to be restricted to the Arctic regions are now known to have adapted to hosts within the taiga, albeit the distribution is not an extensive one. These distribution patterns indicate that the Siphonaptera are subject to ecological factors and pressures over and above those which affect the distribution of the mammals and birds upon which they depend for their existence. Additional knowledge is urgently needed in order to understand the biology of the flea, especially in the subarctic and Arctic areas of the world. The data collected thus far indicate that most fleas in the taiga have one or possibly two generations a year. By late winter and early spring, Malaraeus penicilliger dissimilis (Jordan, 1938) is frequently the only species encountered upon the microtine rodents. During July, August, September and October, the small mammals are most abundant. Simultaneously, the flea infestation rates upon the mammals increase, and the number of different species encountered also becomes more varied.
Notes
UAA - ALASKA RC955.U9 no.64-12 vol.1
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Alaskan Inuit food security conceptual framework : how to assess the Arctic from an Inuit perspective.

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Inuit Circumpolar Council - Alaska. Technical report. 116 pp.
Publication Type
Report
Date
2015
perspective of the Inuit culture. We think this approach should be utilized more often when assessing topics and issues important to Inuit and the other Arctic Indigenous Peoples. The Inuit worldview is evident throughout this report, as it should be. To look at environmental health through an Inuit food
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Inuit Circumpolar Council - Alaska. Technical report. 116 pp.
Date
2015
Language
English
Geographic Location
U.S.
Publication Type
Report
File Size
12846313
Keywords
Alaska
Inuit
Traditional diet
Food security
Indigenous knowledge
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Alaskan Natives and alcohol: A sociocultural and epidemiological review

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Pages 223-238 of Alcohol use among U.S. ethnic minorities, a research monograph published by U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services.
Publication Type
Report
Date
Sep-1985
consumption are directly re- lated to environmental health and health care. For- tuine's (1975) monograph reviewed the history ofhealth care among Alaskan Native societies. Cutler and ~sociates (1982) prepared a legislative report detail- ~ the health-care delivery system for Alaskan Na- tives. General
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Author
Kelso, D
DuBay, W
Author Affiliation
University of Alaska, Anchorage
Source
Pages 223-238 of Alcohol use among U.S. ethnic minorities, a research monograph published by U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services.
Date
Sep-1985
Language
English
Geographic Location
U.S.
Publication Type
Report
File Size
1799783
Physical Holding
University of Alaska Anchorage
Keywords
Alaska Natives
Alcohol
Colonization
Community responses
Consumption
Epidemiological studies
Federal healthcare system
Mortality
Social indicators
Suicide
Abstract
The authors review the sociocultural and epidemiological literature about Alaskan Natives and alcohol in the context of Alaska's history and political development. For nearly two centuries, the drinking patterns of Alaskan Natives were attributed to racial deficiencies and used to justify the prohibition against drinking. Beginning in the early 1950s, sociocultural studies of Native drinking challenged racial explanations by describing the many differences in drinking patterns among Native communities. At first, state policy regarded alcoholism solely as an individual problem to be solved by treatment, but later incorporated a community-wide response involving measures of local control. Epidemiological studies have documented the high toll taken by alcohol abuse, which is now the worst health problem for Alaskan Natives. A variety of governmental instruments are now available to Alaskan Native communities for establishing control over the use of alcohol and for establishing alcohol-related programs. Future studies will determine the effects of self-determination on Alaskan Natives and alcohol.
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