Culture Matters: Native Perspectives on Health & Health Care

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Culture Matters: Native Perspectives on Health & Health Care

Join us as we celebrate Native health & culture and close out this month's Native Health Series with a special mini-symposium.

Monday, May 23, 2016
Haldeman 41 (Kreindler Conference Hall)
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Conferences, Free Food, Lectures & Seminars, Spiritual & Worship

The Indian Health Service Partnership at Dartmouth College is hosting the first ever Native Health Series during the month of May. The theme of this year's three-part series is Culture Matters: Native Perspectives on Health & Health Care, and the goal of the Series is to invite Native health care professionals, traditional healers, and tribal leaders and elders to share their perspectives on culture and health. Speakers will provide a broad overview of the challenges and successes of integrating traditional Native health practices and western medicine; highlight the diversity of Native cultures, beliefs, and values that exist throughout Indian Country; and, introduce culturally appropriate approaches to health care delivery and health research in Native communities. The closing mini-symposium will feature a variety of perspectives as shared by the following speakers:

  • Margaret Moss, PhD, JD, RN, FAAN (Three Affiliated Tribes of ND), Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion & Associate Professor at the University of Buffalo, SUNY. (Native Health Professional Perspective)
  • Lee Ann Eastman (Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate), Native Youth & Tribal Historic Preservation Specialist at the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Nation. (Native Youth & Community Member Perspective)
  • Tim Shay (Penobscot-Bunuwubskek/Wabanaki), Spiritual Leader with the Native American Church. (Spiritual Leader Perspective)

The event is free and open to the public. ***All are welcome to the post-event community dinner at the Native American House @ 7pm.***

For more information, contact:
Christine Holden

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.