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Kwe Brave

Kwe Brave resource page for Native American breast cancer survivors and caregivers. Kwe is the Ojibwe word for women and aims to honor our sisters that face cancer diagnosis. 

Follow us on social media to find shareable graphics, cancer screening reminders, and easy to read health information!

Advocating for Your Health and Breast Cancer Survivorship

illustration by @quietcreature and  @iischristy

Nutrition, Food Access, and Cancer Survivorship with Kwe Brave, Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan, and the American Indian Cancer Foundation

Social and Emotional Support

How to tell someone you have cancer 

Talking to your kids about cancer– webpage with helpful advice for telling your kids about a cancer diagnosis and what to expect from the conversation

Peer Support- You are not alone in being a breast cancer survivor. The Young Survival Coalition has great blogs on mental health and breast cancer 

Managing Breast Cancer as a Single Mom- Blog Post

Tips for Coping with COVID-19 for Cancer Survivors and Caregivers– GW Cancer Center

Mental Health and Cancer Support

Free Resources for mental health during COVID-19 Pandemic – list of free tools that support mental health (apps, podcasts, meditations, etc.)

Breast Cancer and Mental Health Toolkit– tips from breast cancer nurses, support groups, and help with anxiety

Suicide prevention resources 

Stress Management and COVID-19 from Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health

Chemo brain facts and support: American Indian Cancer Foundation

Family Resources

How Children Understand Cancer 

Common cancer terminology for caregivers and survivors- a starting place to learn about cancer and treatment

Caring for the caregiver– Native Women’s Wellness

Caregiver Tips: Fact sheet from

HIPAA: Sharing your health information with friends and family


Help with Nausea

Understanding You Diagnosis

Life after Treatment for Native Americans

Fertility and Family Planning

Metastatic Breast Cancer Navigator -Young Survival Coalition

Sex and Intimacy after a Cancer Diagnosis

Pain Management – integrative medicine:

Breast Cancer in Native American women

Native American women tend to experience more severe forms of breast cancer and are often diagnosed in later stages than other racial/ethnic groups. Women who feel supported and comfortable seeking care have better outcomes for breast cancer. The Kwe Brave campaign aims to provide breast cancer risk education and resources for young Native American women.

Young Breast Cancer is defined by anyone who has been told they have breast cancer under the age of 45.

See our info page for Native  YBCS linked above.