UIC defines Urban Native as an Indigenous person of the North, Central, and South Americas, Caribbean and Pacific Islands who is living in an urban area.
UIC devotes its advocacy and support of quality accessible and affordable health and wellness services grounded in cultural humility for federal and state recognized tribal members along with self-identified Urban natives living in the tri-state area.
Driving the inclusion of Urban Natives by indigenizing existing infrastructures and ensuring cultural humility in health and wellness services to build more equitable, inclusive and prosperous communities.
UIC envisions a world where Indigenous rights and sovereignty are acknowledged and respected, we envision consultation as protocol practiced and consent is continuously obtained. Through acknowledgement and respect, we envision a world where the gap of health inequalities no longer hold back our Urban Natives. We see a world of Urban Natives with access to culturally appropriate resources to support, heal and live healthy lives.