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Welcome to AARP's Native Origins page, where we celebrate the lives and culture of 50-plus American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians! 

Breaking Barriers Against Native American Actors

Performer Wes Studi recently shared his Cherokee language as a presenter at the Oscars

A Look at Native Americans in Pop Culture

A new Smithsonian exhibition delves into stereotypes and myths


Health a Critical Issue for Native Americans

AARP adviser speaks about the challenges and opportunities facing Indian country

From Arm Wrestling to Mentoring Tribal Youth

Seminole woman disrupts aging through perseverance, dedication


Featured Videos

Emmy-winning chef Loretta Barrett Oden, a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, offers a back-to-basics approach to preparing nutritious meals that are easy to make for caregivers and families. Heart-healthy dishes are sprinkled with native pride.

Female Aviation Pioneer Fought for Pilots of Color

First African American woman to earn a commercial pilot's license was also of Cherokee descent

Highlighting Partnerships to Reduce Health Disparities

Minority Health Month honors federal, state and tribal collaborations that seek equity in care

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