Native people in Minnesota die, on the average, ten years sooner than all other Minnesotans.
Part of that statistic comes from poverty and limited access to health care.
But the Center for American Indian and Minority Health at UMD is working the problem from both ends: recruiting Native students into careers in medicine so they can return to their communities and provide medical care.
Our series, Journey to Wellness in Indian Country, was produced in part by Nathan Ratner. This episode originally aired March 7, 2016