As the American Indian baby-boomers move into retirement age, they show a significant increase in what is fast becoming the No. 2 cause of death on American Indian reservations and for America’s urban Indians. Also, as medical technology makes significant strides in treatment, the cancer survival rate also continues to climb.
Indian Country Today is a nonprofit news organization. Will you support our work?
All of our content is free. There are no subscriptions or costs. And we have hired more Native journalists in the past year than any news organization ─ and with your help we will continue to grow and create career paths for our people. Support Indian Country Today for as little as $10.