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Oklahoma City Indian Clinic Empowers Native Youth Through Heritage and Health

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City Indian Clinic is dedicated to fostering physical activity and cultural awareness among Native American youth.

Through various seasonal programs, such as its TURTLE Camps, Kids in the Kitchen, Mixed Martial Arts camps and Clinic Culture Nights, OKCIC is committed to bridging the gap by utilizing its resources to nurture cultural connections and promote healthy lifestyles.

During the American Indian Boarding School era, the U.S. government enacted legislation that forcibly removed Native children from their homes, placing them in boarding schools. These children suffered severe and traumatic abuse, facing punishment for speaking their languages or practicing their traditions. The mistreatment in these schools led to malnutrition and diseases, impacting Native populations for generations. OKCIC is dedicated to healing this generational trauma by investing in programs that teach today's generation the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle while preserving their heritage.

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