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Nutrition and Food Access
Nutrition-related chronic disease (diabetes, cancer, and heart disease) impacts many and can be prevented through living a healthy lifestyle including physical activity and proper nutrition. In an ever-changing world with a complicated food supply, nutritional knowledge is more important than ever to support healthy behavior change. The ITCM has initiated this compendium of culturally appropriate materials to increase both the knowledge and the consumption of healthy traditional foods to prevent disease and to achieve improved health.
The USDA Food Distribution Programs on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) provides food to income-eligible Native American families. Below is a list of FDPIR locations in Michigan.
Sault Sainte Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians
3601 S. Mackinac Trail
Sault Sainte Marie, MI 49783
Tony Nertoli, FDPIR Director
- MSU Extension and tribal partners highlight Indigenous foods through Cooking Matters program
- Food Sovereignty: Clancy Harrison on Topic of Food Insecurity
- The Sioux Chef Mission is committed to revitalizing Native American cuisine and reclaiming an important culinary culture long buried and often inaccessible.
- Eating with the Seasons – Anishinaabeg Great Lakes Region – Derek Nicholas
Anishinaabek Cooking Videos
Anishinaabek Cooking Videos
Commercial & Traditional Tabacco
American Indian Commercial Tobacco Program (AICTP)
The American Indian Commercial Tobacco Program (AICTP) is LIVE and ready to use!
Call today to receive free, culturally-tailored help, including:
- Up to 10 coaching calls per quit attempt with a dedicated Native coach.
- 8 weeks of nicotine replacement therapy with combination medication as an option.
- Focus on commercial tobacco use.
- Open to men, women, and elders of all ages and tribal nations.
- AICTP Website: https://aiquitline.com/
- Download PDF Poster
For our future generations, call today!
Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Can I call if I am pregnant?
Q. Can youth under 18 call the quitline?
Q. Can I call for help with smokeless tobacco?
Tobacco Screening Policy
Commercial tobacco use is a well known problem among Native American communities in Michigan. To help address this issue the Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan has worked to help address this problem in a number of ways including addressing tribal clinical policies.
Please see the following resources to learn more about efforts of work done at the clinical policy level in tribal sites in Michigan. These resources cover policy, signage, youth screening, using the CHANGE tool and communication campaigns.
Tobacco Screening Policy Resources
National Native Network
We are a national network of Tribes, tribal organizations and health programs working to decrease commercial tobacco use and cancer health disparities among American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) across the U.S. We offer technical assistance, culturally relevant resources, and a place to share up-to-date information and lessons learned, as part of a community of tribal and tribal-serving public health programs.
We strive to decrease cancer-related health disparities among AI/AN communities and promote the roles of traditional tobacco and other traditional medicines and ways of living, improving public health while protecting tribal sovereignty and resiliency.
The strength of our Network lays in partnerships between Tribes and tribal, national, state, and local organizations across Indian Country. The Network is intimately connected to the communities we serve and brings a wealth of knowledge of culturally based approaches for commercial tobacco and cancer prevention and control.
The National Native Network is jointly funded by the Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) and Division of Cancer Prevention and Control (DCPC) under Cooperative Agreement # 1U58DP004979-01. The Network is administered by the Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan and directed by a board composed of four partner tribal organizations: