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Substance Abuse in "Urban Indian" Communities

In the novel There There, author Tommy Orange, of the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes, emphasizes the topic of substance abuse throughout the stories of his 12 Native American characters who live in Oakland, CA, making them part of the "Urban Indian" population. This project will research the prevalence of substance abuse and addiction among Native Americans and in particular its impact on the "Urban Indian" population.

Caroline Eckert '25, Lauren Legere '23, Skylar Allard '24, Allison VanSleet '24
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