Native American Cancer Initiatives, Inc.
PHONE (303) 838-9359
Free from Native C.I.R.C.L.E.; see listing in Organizations and Agencies section
In this 46-page booklet, 10 Native American men from different tribes tell their stories in their own words about living though cancer. The stories are broken up and organized into chapters covering the different stages of the process. The men discuss their risk behaviors, news of the diagnosis, their families' reactions and support, spiritual healing, medical treatment, and outlook on life. There is also factual information about risk factors, the seven signs of cancer, symptoms, and screening tests. The print is large and there are pictures of each man. This is easy-to-read because it is mostly people's thoughts written down as they would speak. It would be a good class material for a literacy or ESOL class, or a resource for a Native American cancer support group. Also available is an expanded version of one of the men's stories, a 13-page booklet called Dream Warrior: My Red Road.
KEYWORDS: Cancer, Men's Health, Native Americans/Alaska Natives, Oral History