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Native American Veterans - Storytelling for Healing

Published: October 3, 2012
Native Veterans

Native American Veterans: Storytelling for Healing

Greetings,Native veterans, from the top: Jonathan Thomas, Tohono Oodham, Operation Iraqi Freedom; December Dickerson, Ojibwe, Army National Guard, Operation Iraqi Freedom.

The Administration for Native Americans (ANA) thanks you for your interest in Native American Veterans: Storytelling for Healing featuring Native American veterans from World War II, Vietnam, the Gulf War and Operation Iraqi Freedom. ANA is proud and excited to offer this valuable resource to your community.

Storytelling for Healing is a website providing resources and a DVD. The website covers many topics important to Native American veterans, while the DVD includes interviews with individual veterans discussing issues they face today. The links below provide information on: historical perspective with statistics from previous wars; Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder; the role of ceremony in service and healing; and resources for Native American veterans. ANA will continue to add resources to this website, so please check back for updates.

We hope this resource will help heal and contribute to the wellness of our native communities by providing perspective to those who stand and work with us to build a better tomorrow. If you are a veteran, our heart-felt thanks and gratitude go to you for watching over and protecting us; you and your families have given a lot. For those who are not veterans, we encourage you to listen to the stories and show your respect and appreciation to those who have served to ensure our freedom and security.

With many thanks for all you do and have done; the Administration for Native Americans is proud to have been able to produce this resource and want to thank ACKCO for ensuring the success of this project.

You may view a YouTube stream of Native American Veterans: Storytelling for Healing here.


Jonathan Thomas, Tohono Oodham, Marines, Operation Iraqi FreedomDecember Dickerson, Ojibwe, Army National Guard, Operation Iraqi Freedom

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