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American Indian and Alaska Native Culture Card

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A Guide to Build Cultural Awareness
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This guide enhances cultural competence when serving American Indian and Alaska Native communities. It covers regional differences, cultural customs, spirituality, communication styles, the role of veterans and older adults, and health disparities.

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SMA08-4354
Publication Date
March 2009

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