AHA awards scholarships to tribes

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for American Indians.

To help combat this issue, the American Heart Association developed the AHA Heart Healthy Natives Tribal Leadership Challenge to encourage local tribal leaders to influence their community to reduce their risk factors for heart disease. Eight tribal nations in Oklahoma competed in the challenge.

First Place ($2,500 educational scholarship) — Wichita and Affiliated Tribes

Second Place ($1,000 education scholarship) — Muscogee Creek Nation

Third Place ($500 education scholarship) — Osage Nation

The AHA Heart Healthy Natives Tribal Leadership Challenge will begin again 2016.