Who Are Urban Indians?
citizens or individuals of American Indian ancestry.
Who reside in cities and urban areas.
They are an
inter-tribal population from numerous tribes.
Yet connected by cultural experience, identity, heritage, and joined together by location.
American Indians migrated, by force or by choice, into California cities seeking education, employment and housing opportunities.
This has resulted in the vast majority of Urban Indians being unable to access their tribes for health services.
Urban Indian Health Organizations, substance abuse treatment facilities, and social service agencies are a key lifeline for the population.