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Links: Cultural Competency
Center for Enlightened Medicine
MCN Streamline article "Assimilation, Aculturation, and Alternative Medicines"
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National Center for Alternative and Complementary Medicine
The Barefoot Heart
For insight into the day-to-day life of a migrant farmworker's child, read The Barefoot Heart, by Elva Trevino Hart.
Archive of Indigenous Languages of Latin America
This digital archive features a number of recordings and texts in the indigenous languages of Latin America. Materials are available in Mixteco, Mam, Nahuatl, Otomi, Triqui, Zapoteco, and many other indigenous languages. These materials give information about the cultures of these indigenous groups. Original works of literature in indigenous languages are also published on this site. AILLA works to preserve written forms of these languages, but it also collects grammars, dictionaries, ethnographies, and research notes that can be used as teaching materials.
Comisión Nacional para el Desarrollo de los Pueblos Indígenas (CDI)
The CDI is an organization that was created in 2003 to ensure that indigenous communities and people in Mexico have the rights guaranteed to them by the Mexican Constitution. It collaborates with state governments and federal dependencies to evaluate current strategies and works to form new programs that will ensure equality and fight against indigenous discrimination. It also works to help indigenous peoples to improve their quality of life.
The EthnoMed site contains information about cultural beliefs, medical issues and other related issues pertinent to the health care of recent immigrants to Seattle or the US, many of whom are refugees fleeing war-torn parts of the world.
Frente Indígena Oaxaqueño Binacional (FIOB)
The Oaxacan Indigenous Binational Front (FIOB) is a non-profit organization based in California. It is a coalition of indigenous organizations, communities, and individuals from Oaxaca, Baja California and in the State of California. This organization works to empower the indigenous peoples of Oaxaca and make sure that human rights are upheld for these communities in both Mexico and the United States.
Health Disparities Collaboratives Library: Cultural Competency
An online library of Cultural Competency resources
Indigenous Language Resources
This website, owned by SIL International, provides detailed background information about less common languages. Many of the indigenous languages have profiles.
Note: Wikipedia also contains a variety of sites describing the basic characteristics of each of the indigenous languages.