Serving The People by honoring Native Cultures, Strengthening Health and Wellness programs, and cultivating Community
Many American Indians and Alaska Natives live along the Wasatch Front, including tribes that are native to Utah such as the Ute, Paiute, Goshute, Shoshone and Navajo (Dine’). Some are young adults coming to attend college either at University of Utah or Salt Lake Community College. Some are families who moved to Salt Lake City to better their lives by taking a new job in the city. The Urban Indian Center serves as a gathering place where people can participate in familiar Native American community activities such as pow wows and sweat, providing a comfort zone for those who are far away from home. Some of the people may need help with finding work or need basic staples of life assistance until they get on their feet. The Urban Indian Center is a place the people can turn to for assistance in health care, mental health care and other needs. The UIC provides services that identify and educate our clients concerning preventive care, wellbeing, enjoyment and encouraging better overall health of life within the Native American community.