To properly compensate Indigenous healers and communities for their ancient teachings, healings and wisdom.
Between 1776 and the present, the United States has seized nearly 1.5 billion acres from North America’s Native people.
Indigenous people make up approximately 6% of the global population, but they account for about 19% of the extreme poor.
The rates at which Indigenous communities are plagued by mental health and addiction challenges are extremely high.
Under resourced services and a lack of Indigenous mental health professionals, combined with the legacy of genocide and cultural oppression, continue the disparities between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous mental health care.
10% of Indigenous Peoples Struggle with Substance Use Disorder
30% of Indigenous Peoples Reported Past-Year Illicit Drug Abuse
25% of Indigenous Peoples Reported Past-Month Binge Drinking
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