ERIC Number: ED355061
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-May-19
Confronting the Impact of Alcohol Labeling and Marketing on Native American Health and Culture. Hearing before the Select Committee on Children, Youth and Families. House of Representatives, One Hundred Second Congress, Second Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families.
A congressional hearing examined the effects of alcohol labeling and marketing on Native American health and culture. The focus of the hearing was on "Crazy Horse" malt liquor, a product named for the spiritual and political leader of the Native American Sioux. Following opening remarks by presiding committee chairwoman, Patricia Schroeder, the brewery in question, by letter, objected to not being allowed to participate in the hearing and denied the allegation of targeting Native Americans in marketing its product. A fact sheet provides information on the following issues: (1) alcohol as a major cause of disease, injury, and death among Native Americans; (2) the high rate of alcohol use among Native American youth and problems associated with alcohol use such as driving under the influence, increased sexual behavior, and a high suicide rate among Native Americans; (3) the importance of cultural traditions in alcohol prevention and treatment programs for Native American youth; (4) the practice of alcohol advertisements targeting high-risk groups; and (5) public and court response to the practice of targeted advertising. Also included are testimonies and prepared statements addressing the topics covered in the fact sheet made by members of the U.S. Congress and state legislatures, federal health officials, tribal leaders, and health professionals. (LP)
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Alcohol Education, Alcoholic Beverages, American Indian Culture, American Indians, At Risk Persons, Consumer Protection, Elementary Secondary Education, Hearings, Marketing, Postsecondary Education, Public Health, Youth Problems
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families.