National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities

Tribal Nations Research Group and Tribal Health are pleased to announce the winners of the Community Health Assessment Drawings.  Thank you to the people who took the time to fill out our lengthy survey.  Data results will be available in January at , with a formal report of the results presented at the “Data is Power” conference March 29th and 30th at the Skydancer Casino & Resort. There were 3 winners per district (1-$500, 1-$300, & 1-$200 drawings).  In addition to the 3 drawings per district, the district with the most surveys completed was District 1 and they received 2 additional drawings for $500 each.  If you have any questions, please call 477-5526.
District #1                                                                                                            District #2
Alisa Desjarlais - $200                                                                                     Cheryl Allery - $200
Darrell Charette - $300                                                                                   Victoria C. Blue - $300
Elaine Blue - $500                                                                                             Teesha (Keplin) DeCoteau - $500
Aaron Vandal - $500
Craig J. Poitra - $500
District #3                                                                                                            District #4
Christine Thompson - $200                                                                          Rebbecca Charbonneau - $200
Sherri Trottier - $300                                                                                       Angela LaRocque - $300
Clifford Peltier Jr.  - $500                                                                               Nevada LaFountain - $500


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Frederick receives award from the National Indian Health Board at the 2016 Annual Health Conference in Phoenix Arizona. 

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Coming Soon!

     The Tribal Nations Research Group (TNRG) located in Belcourt, North Dakota, recently received a grant from the First Nations Development Institute of Longmont, Colorado. This award will support the efforts of the Tribal Nations Research Group to Conduct a Community Food Sovereignty Assessment.
     Food sovereignty assessments examine a broad range of food-related opportunities and challenges. This assessment is important in helping tribal, and community leaders evaluate local food sovereignty assets, including opportunities of needs, so that eventually we can identify strategies related to food sovereignty in our communities. Community support, involvement, and input will play a significant role in the project.
     Tribal Nations Research Group is charged with the research and planning for collecting and analyzing data on the community’s local food systems. With careful planning and preparation, combined with community membership, the assessment will provide TNRG and the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa’s community with the baseline data to build sustainable food systems and support the efforts as food cooperatives, commercially-licensed kitchens, farm-to-school programs, healthy eating, and numerous other agricultural projects related to food-systems controls. 

If you are interested in being involved in the project, please contact Rhonda Gustafson, Project Coordinator, at TNRG 701-477-5526 or email rhonda.gus@gmail.

Tribal Partners and the Collaborative Resource Center for American Indian Health (CRCAIH) gather in Pierre SD, to discuss community engagement, planning, and sustainability for Tribal Research Review Boards.


Back Row: Melissa Buffalo, Jessica Heinzmann, Ashley Parisien, Heather Larsen
Front Row: Simone Bordeaux, Katie Blindman, Victoria Greyowl


Students will have the opportunity to become an elite member of TNRG! We will provide them with information on research and scholarship opportunities and feature their work on our website!