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A Tribal Perspective: Steps Toward Cultural Sensitivity

Organizations need to understand tribal resiliency within a historical context when employing, or serving tribal populations. Research has shown that intergenerational and historical trauma continually impact tribal populations.

by Jessica Sutterlict, MPH, Dissemination Specialist with Programmatic Assistance for Tribal Home Visiting (PATH), ZERO TO THREE

Many organizations today are recognizing the importance of integrating diverse cultures within their organization, and must, therefore, consider the many facets and complexities involved. In this article I am sharing personal reflections, from a tribal perspective, about cultural sensitivity in organizations. This reflection does not incorporate all views of the entire tribal population but speaks to my personal experiences as a Native American woman who has worked for many nontribal organizations.

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