Native American Tobacco Education Network

Vision: To educate all people on the differences between commercial and traditional tobacco usage to create a commercial tobacco free nation.

Mission: Eliminating commercial tobacco marketing and usage through a statewide education and advocacy campaign in order to reduce tobacco related diseases and promote a healthier nation.

Native American Tobacco Education Network (NATEN) serves as a resource to Oklahoma Tribes, OTCP programs and OSDH. NATEN is actively involved in developing and/or conducting trainings for Tribal healthcare representatives, Tribal Leaders, Tribal program directors, and youth program staff on commercial tobacco education/prevention, traditional tobacco, cessation, and cultural awareness. NATEN provides leadership, training and assistance to Advisory members and tribal program representatives. NATEN currently works close with 13 tribes (Chickasaw Nation, Osage Nation, Cherokee Nation, Creek Nation, Comanche Nation, Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma, Sac and Fox Nation, Pawnee Nation, Choctaw Nation, Iowa Nation, Seminole Nation, and Citizen Potawatomi Nation) with expectations to increase participation regularly.  NATEN currently sits on the Tribal Advisory Board for the AI/AN National Network with the Michigan Inter-Tribal Council.