The Indian Country Methamphetamine Initiative
The Indian Country Methamphetamine Initiative (ICMI) is a national education and information outreach campaign combined with a series of knowledge transfer activities to help communities understand promising practices to combat methamphetamine abuse. The project brings federal, tribal, state, and local resources together to reach urban and rural Native American communities and families. As part of the initiative, the partners develop a national information and outreach campaign and a culturally specific methamphetamine abuse education kit, document and evaluate promising practices in education on meth use, and create meth awareness multi-disciplinary education teams.
The Indian Country Methamphetamine Initiative is composed of tribal, federal, national, and regional organizations:
- Tribes: Choctaw Nation, Crow Nation, Navajo Nation, the Northern Arapaho Tribe, the Winnebago Tribe, the Chippewa-Cree Tribe, Gila River Indian Community, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, San Carlos Apache Nation and Yakama Nation
- Regional Tribal Organizations: Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board, and United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc.
- National Tribal Organizations: Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP), National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), One Sky Center
- Federal Agencies: Office of Minority Health, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Department of Justice, National Institutes of Health, Indian Health Service, and Corporation for National and Community Service
The project is in its third year of operation. Staff at the One Sky Center are currently conducting interviews with tribes to learn more about promising practices in our communities. We hope to disseminate this information to Native Communities across the country. Please check back as we will add links to presentations, publications, and other information relevant to the prevention of methamphetamine abuse.