Building bridges between Native and non-Native communities.
We improve public health outcomes for Native American communities through education, research, and community partnerships. Native American communities experience some of the worst public health outcomes in the United States, a pattern that is linked to land seizure, forced cultural assimilation, and abuse of
the Indigenous ecosystem.
Redbud helps organizations, institutions, and employers become valued partners with Native peoples and their communities. Our programs utilize public health and education research to empower change by filling knowledge gaps and improve outcomes for communities experiencing chronic disparities.
Our programs are designed with the knowledge that Native communities possess the strengths, skills, and insights needed to tell their own stories, and to make their own political, legal, and social demands.
Why Our Work is Needed
Native erasure contributes to the lack of resources and massive inequities Native peoples of this country face every day. The erasure of Native people has resulted in almost 100% of Native youth feeling invisible in their classrooms, a factor directly linked to the devastating rate in which we are losing Native youth to death by suicide.
By leveraging both native and non-native strategies of supporting, empowering, and improving Native visibility, we can build healthier communities for everyone.
How We Help
We help non-Native organizations access new audiences, develop cultural competency, and build new alliances. We help Native peoples increase Tribal visibility, sovereignty, economic outlook, and find new ways to preserve and strengthen cultural ties. The evidence based strategies we employ have the potential to improve health and wellness for all peoples.