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UIHI Broadcast December 2012

Sociodemographic Characteristics of Urban American Indians and Alaska Natives

November 29, 2012 


The U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) is a national, annual survey that collects demographic, housing, social and economic data. The ACS data below create a snapshot of sociodemographic indicators for urban AI/ANs compared to urban non-Hispanic whites (NHWs) (Table 1 & Figure 1).
Because the ACS includes only a sample of the population, a margin of error is provided to account for differences that might result from variations across samples. For ACS estimates, the U.S. Census Bureau uses 90% confidence levels; when confidence intervals for different groups are non-overlapping, the difference is considered statistically significant.
Table 1: ACS Sociodemographic Indicators, 2006-2010*

These data suggest that urban AI/ANs tend to have larger families, are less likely to have attained higher education, are more likely to move homes in the course of one year, have lower median household incomes, and are more likely to spend 35% or more of their income on rent than NHWs (Figure 1 & Table 1). Urban Indian Health Organizations can use ACS data to make decisions about how best to serve their communities. More information about using ACS data can be found on the Census website, or by contacting UIHI at
Figure 1: Proportion of Renters Who Pay More Than 35% Gross Income in Rent, 2006-2010*
           Urban AI/ANs                             Urban Non-Hispanic Whites
                 44.8%                                                            38.9%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
*These data are significant at the α = 0.10 level.
ψNumber of family members

15th Native Diabetes Prevention Conference

15th Native Diabetes Prevention Conference


The American Indian Institute at the University of Oklahoma announce is pleased to announce the 15th Annual Native Diabetes Prevention Conference. The ongoing theme of this c

onference is “Protecting the Generations: A Lifespan Approach to Preventing Diabetes.” General sessions, workshops, and wellness activities will focus on diabetes prevention using a blend of traditional and contemporary strategies.


15th Native Diabetes Prevention Conference

January 27-30, 2013

Phoenix, AZ


More information about the Native Diabetes Prevention Conference can be found online

Native Youth College Speech Contest Awards Scholarships

Contact: Michelle Waits


College Speech Contest Awards Scholarships

1st Annual Scholarship encourages Native youth to showcase their speaking skills

Suquamish, WA [Dece

mber 7, 2012]

Cut Bank Creek Press, a Native-owned publishing company, will award two $1500 college scholarships to the winners of its first speech contest

One scholarship will be awarded for each argument – the best argument in favor of language preservation and the best argument against making
language preservation a priority.
Spokesmen for the contest are Dallas Goldtooth (Dakota and Dine), a renowned speaker and language preservation advocate, Mike
LaFromboise (Blackfeet), Blackfoot language scholar and computer nerd, Gyasi Ross (Blackfeet), author of “I don’t know much about Indians (but I wrote this book about us anyways)”, and Steven Paul Judd (Kiowa and Choctaw), a renowned visual artist and filmmaker. Dallas, Gyasi and Steven will also serve on
the final panel of judges.
Contest rules will be announced on January 1, 2013. Submissions will be accepted from
January 15 through February 15, 2013 and will be reviewed from February 15 to April 1, 2013.
Finalists will be announced the first week in April.

CATCH Planning, Implementation and Resident Grants

CATCH Planning, Implementation and Resident Grants   Community Access to Child Health (CATCH) supports pediatricians and pediatric residents to plan or pilot community-based child health initiatives that increase access

to medical homes and health services not otherwise available. Projects should lead to the implementation of sustainable programs that can be replicated.   Planning and Implementation Grants Award Amount: $5,000 to $12,000   Resident Grants adobe illustrator cs 5 buy Award Amount: $3,000   Application Deadlines: January 31, 2013   More information about the CATCH Planning, Implementation and Resident Grants can be found online.

ONABEN Selects Linley B. Logan's "Waters of Life" for 11th Annual Conference & Trade Show Artwork

ONABEN Selects Linley B. Logan’s “Waters of Life” for 11th Annual Conference & Trade Show Artwork

“Waters of Life” Art by Linley B. Logan, (Seneca)

ONABEN-A Native American Business Network sent out a call for artwork for the 11th Annual Trading at the River Conference and Trade Show: A Place to Gather, Exchange, and Grow!  Many beautiful pieces by talented artists were submitted from First Nations Canada, Alaska to Illinois.  Mr. Linley B. Logan’s piece titled “Waters of Life” was chosen to represent the upcoming conference and trade show and ONABEN couldn’t be happier. Mr. Logan is Seneca, a multidisciplinary artist, designer, and cultural art consultant. He is an alumni of the Institute of American Indian Arts, and the Rochester Institute of Technology’s Industrial Design program.  He is currently the Arts Program Manager for the Longhouse Education and Cultural Center at The Evergreen State College.  Mr. Logan currently serves as the Chairman of the Kitsap County Arts Board, and is a member of the West Sound Arts Council.  Mr. Logan has curated contemporary Native Art shows. Taught art workshops to Indigenous artists, accepted invitations to attend International Indigenous Arts Gatherings in New Zealand and Guatemala, and is a consultant on Indigenous arts initiatives.  

A description of the art “Water’s of Life” by Linley B. Logan: 

Water is a cycle of life for the world Waves are movement of Earth’s life giving force Currents weave direction like natural world migration River’s are arteries the depth of water to our world is life Water is a cycle of life for the world Water Microsoft Office Home Business 2013 best price is a cycle of life that dances to it’s own song on earth’s shores like a big slow wave at low tide revealing another depth of life like the receding tide revealing dinner As Salmon spawning is a cycle of life in water Water is a cycle of life for the world Indigenous cultures give thanks for Waters of Life in ceremony, song and dance We are all woven into the currents of the Water’s of Life Water is a cycle of life for the world We give thanks to the Creator for Water’s of Life.

This year’s conference is being held April 17-19, 2013 at the Coquille Indian Tribe’s The Mill Casino located in North Bend, Oregon.  “Trading at the River” is the PREMIER event in the Pacific Northwest for Native entrepreneurs and Tribal business development leaders. The conference is a place where connections are made, business-to-business, native to native, tribe-to-tribe, past to present.   Please join ONABEN as we continue to celebrate over 20 years of serving Native businesses and more than 10 years of hosting “Trading at the River”.  For more information, please go to our website at, or contact Francene Ambrose, Projects Manager, at francene @