PEOPLE & TRADITIONS - TRADITIONAL TOBACCO USE
For Researchers, Health Professionals, & Educators
Circles of tobacco wisdom: learning about traditional and commercial tobacco with native elders
(Nadeau M, Blake N, Poupart J, Rhodes K, Forster JL)
Circles of Tobacco Wisdom (CTW) was an elder-led, community-based project that aimed to enhance tobacco control in the American Indian community. Its goal was to provide elders with the knowledge, opportunities, and support to enable them to assume leadership of a tobacco control movement that was grounded in the ceremonial traditions of tobacco use. Journal article, 2012.
Youth Training Manual: The Sacred Circle of Tobacco (PDF, 721.2 KB)
Organizations and Programs
(A joint project between the Missoula Indian Center, Helena Indian Alliance, and Great Falls Indian Family Health Clinic)
A training manual designed to teach youth about the spiritual and cultural significance of the tobacco plant to Native peoples. The program
encourages youth to share their message through presentations, skits, music, the written word, and other methods.
Keep it Sacred
(National Native Commerical Tobacco Abuse Prevention Network)