There are a number of areas that marriage and relationship education program providers must address when designing and implementing a program for Native American communities. There have been a number of lessons learned from Native American cultural experts and program practitioners who have developed culturally relevant marriage education programs. These services can be effective for Native Americans living on reservations and for those who are not.
There is great diversity within the Native American community. The various tribes have distinct traditions, customs and languages. This Tip Sheet was designed for program administrators and managers to highlight common themes to consider when delivering marriage/relationship education services to Native American couples and individuals. (Author abstract)