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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! 

Leading on the Front Lines of Climate Change

Alaska Native raises alarm on the effect of the changing environment for all Americans

Bringing Down Barriers Against Native Actors

Wes Studi recently shared his Cherokee language at the Academy Awards


Health a Critical Issue for Native Americans

AARP adviser speaks about the challenges and opportunities facing Indian country

A Look at Native Americans in Pop Culture

A new Smithsonian exhibition delves into stereotypes and myths

Telehealth Would Aid Rural, Native American Areas

A daughter talks about her struggles caring for her father from afar


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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

From Arm Wrestling to Mentoring

A Seminole woman and Oklahoma Indian Elders Honoree disrupts aging

National Institutes of Health Wants Your Medical Data

Agency kicks off massive effort to promote diversity in health research

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