Supporting Indigenous Solutions
Despite increasing awareness, chronic diseases such as diabetes and obesity have become a public health crisis for Native American communities. With Type 2 Diabetes in particular, Native American communities experience the highest prevalance rates of any population in the US. In some communities, the majority of the population has diabetes, including significant levels of adult onset diabetes among children. Recognizing that these destructive diseases stem from rapid changes to both Native societies and the environment, Seva's support affirms lifestyles that are healthy for people, cultures, and lands.