About the Name

The name ‘Red Star’ refers to the star Betelguese found in the constellation known as Orion. Located on the celestial equator, Orian has served as a traditional navigational tool by indigenous peoples around the world.


Red Star International, Inc. is dedicated to promoting wellness by working with Indigenous Nations, organizations, programs and communities to strengthen their capacity to improve public health. We invite you to learn more about our work and to contact us for more information.

What's Happening at Red Star!

Seven Directions Emerges as the First Indigenous Public Health Institute

Support from a grant from the WK Kellogg Foundation united a dedicated group of American Indian leaders in public health. Together, they explored feasibility for an Indigenous focused public health institute (PHI). Through their hard work and commitment, they founded Seven Directions, A Center for Indigenous Public Health. In April 2017, Seven Directions became the first member of the National Network of Public Health Institutes to focus on Indigenous health in the U.S. Now, Seven Directions has been awarded a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to build a professional community focused on strengthening public health practice in American Indian and Alaska communities. Connect with Seven Directions and be informed of upcoming events Learn more about what we learned