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Policy Work

Our team provides technical assistance to tribes in developing tribal resolutions and policy related to tobacco cessation, healthy eating and physical activity. Authentic partnerships and collaboration allows us to gauge community readiness, and develop strategies around unique health priorities that help prevent chronic disease.

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The Prairie Island Indian Community Healthier Environments Resolution and Policy

This Resolution was passed March 8, 2017 by Tribal Council, supported by AICAF and developed in partnership with the Public Health Law Center. The Resolution (1) prohibits all harmful, non-ceremonial use of commercial tobacco use within all owned, non-commercial buildings and all outdoor areas within 50 feet of entrances, exits, and windows; (2) prohibits all non-ceremonial use of commercial tobacco of any kind within all community playgrounds and outdoor recreational areas; and (3) highlights the importance of promoting and supporting the use of sacred traditional tobacco.

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The Lower Sioux Indian Community’s Honoring Little Crow with Healthy and Indigenous Foods Initiative Resolution

This Resolution was passed September 20, 2016 by Tribal Council, supported by AICAF and developed in partnership with the Lower Sioux Health and Human Services Advisory Committee and the Public Health Law Center. The Resolution calls for (1) healthy and Indigenous vending at community locations; (2) healthy and indigenous vendors at the community powwow; and (3) the development of a strategic plan for various food outlets.

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AICAF Health Policy for Healthy Eating, Physical Activity, Tobacco and Alcohol

Approved by the AICAF Board of Directors on May 17, 2013, with updates approved January 20, 2016. For more information, contact [email protected].