Training Opportunities – October 27

This mid-bulletin post announces Training Opportunities that occur before out next full-issue Building Healthy Communities Bulletin next week.

Webinar: Did our Ancestors Eat Buffalo Chicken? Decolonizing Practices in Urban Indian Health

October 31, 12:00–1:00 PM PT      Register here

The Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan’s National Native Network and the Indian Health Services Clinical Support Center (Accredited Provider) present a webinar, “Did our Ancestors Eat Buffalo Chicken? Decolonizing Practices in Urban Indian Health.”

By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Conceptualize the link between historical trauma and contemporary American Indian health outcomes.
  2. Employ successful community interventions around the topics of food sovereignty, decolonized eating practices, and overtly indigenist strategies to combat significant health concerns in Native communities such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, emotional health, and resilience.
  3. Create culturally-grounded health and wellness programs appropriate for and desirable to the specific needs of their communities.

The presenter is Kerry Hawk Lessard, MAA, Executive Director, Native American Lifelines of Baltimore. The intended audience includes physicians, nurses, health educators, administrators, and support staff working with American Indian and/or Alaska Native communities. Continuing education credits are available.


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