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Taysia Brown, 17, a Navajo from Fort Defiance, Arizona, embraces her culture during a recent photo shoot at Horseshoe Bend in Page. A recent study by Reclaiming Native Truth took a look at assumptions made about Native Americans and looked at ways to remove stereotypes about Native people. (Photo/Jasper Howe, Flawless Moments Photography)

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Reclaiming truths about Native Americans

Study finds limited personal experience and negative narratives cement Native stereotypes

When you think of Native Americans, what thoughts or images come to mind? A recent report by Reclaiming Native Truth sheds light on assumptions made about Native Americans, points out the negative challenges of that narrative and sheds light on ways forward “to achieve equity, inclusion and policy changes that will improve the lives of Native families and communities.”