Tribal Tobacco Use Program
The Tribal Tobacco Use Project (TTUP) is a tribal-specific statewide survey of commercial and traditional tobacco use among American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) people throughout Minnesota. The American Indian Cancer Foundation’s (AICAF) first TTUP study was conducted in 2013. Findings from this survey revealed there was a staggering 59% smoking rate among AI/AN people across Minnesota. Seven tribes and two urban communities participated in the original TTUP study.
In 2018, AICAF developed a follow-up study called TTUP II. This survey is currently underway, and is expected to have participation from all of Minnesota’s tribes, as well as two urban communities. Each participating tribal community owns its individual data - each also receives a report, key findings, presentation and technical assistance on using the data. AICAF only reports on state-level (non tribal-specific) findings. Topics on the most recent survey include: