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2022 Gathering Grounds Session – Indigenizing Opioid Litigation Settlements: Co-Creating Guidance That Center Indigenous Approaches

November 1, 2022

In this special fall session, Andrea Medley (Haida Nation), MPH from theJohns Hopkins Center for Indigenous Health provides an overview of the Tribal opioid litigation settlements and leads the group in a discussion to exploreTribally led, culturally sensitive, and community-based approaches to spending this funding.

2022 Gathering Grounds Session -- BRFSS and Youth Survey Data Modernization: Challenges, Opportunities, and Future Possibilities

July 12, 2022

The Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB) has been working with the Oregon Health Authority since 2020 to explore, from a tribal perspective, the usefulness and limitations of state-wide survey data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) and school-based youth surveys. Join us for a discussion of our initial project findings, including suggestions for providing more culturally-appropriate context in questions and data reporting, the strengths of tribal BRFSS data collection, and how this work fits into a larger discussion of how state-based population health surveys could be updated to better meet the needs of tribes, AI/AN communities, and other communities of color, both in Oregon and across the US.

2022 Gathering Grounds Session: Tailoring Opioid Use Disorder Prevention & Treatment Efforts for Diverse Groups within Tribal and Urban Indian Settings (with Drs. Danielle Eakins and Matthew Town)

June 14, 2022

Join us on June 14th for our Gathering Grounds Session on Tailoring Opioid Use Disorder Prevention & Treatment Efforts for Diverse Groups within Tribal and Urban Indian Settings with Drs. Danielle Eakins and Matthew Town. Read on for more information about sessions and schedules.

Seven Directions Our Stories, Our Journeys Information Session

May 24, 2022

During the Our Stories, Our Journeys Information Session we will share the community meeting details, an overview of the project, time commitment, and activities, and provide time to register for the meeting.

2022 Gathering Grounds Session: The Opioid Use Disorder Cascade of Care in a Tribal Nation in Minnesota (with Dr. Brenna Greenfield)

May 10, 2022

Join us on May 10th for our Gathering Grounds Session on The Opioid Use Disorder Cascade of Care in a Tribal Nation in Minnesota with Dr. Brenna Greenfield. Read on for more information about sessions and schedules.

2022 Gathering Grounds Session: Developing Tribal System Cohesion; 100% Taos (with Aurora Valdez, MPH, Taos Pueblo)

April 5, 2022

Join us on April 5th for our Gathering Grounds Session on Developing Tribal System Cohesion; 100% Taos with with Aurora Valdez, MPH. Read on for more information about sessions and schedules.

2022 Gathering Grounds Session: Opioid Overdose Mapping - An Innovative Way to Mobilize Faster Responses (with Tulalip Tribal Members)

March 8, 2022

Join us on March 8th for our Gathering Grounds Session on Opioid Overdose Mapping - An Innovative Way to Mobilize Faster Responses with Tulalip Tribal Members. Read on for more information about sessions and schedules.

Gathering Grounds - Centering Community + Accountability

December 7, 2021

We welcome you to join our discusson on centering community and accountability in Indigenous public health with our guests from Whakauae Research for Māori Health and Development and the Pascua Yaqui Tribe.

Gathering Grounds - Developing a Data Dashboard: Visual Communication Tool

November 9, 2021

We welcome you to join our session on with the Ho Chunk Nation Department of Health. We will learn how they developed their data dashboard, working across sectors and developing a shared data dictionary.

Gathering Grounds: Belonging in Indigenous Praxis for Community Wellness

October 7, 2021

We are excited to welcome Dr. Amanda R. Tachine to open our series of Gathering Grounds with a talk that represents the power of belonging in Indigenous praxis for community health !

Gathering Grounds Wellness Session + Mid-Year Check-In

August 10, 2021
Online

During this session we will reflect on the Gathering Grounds Series and participate in a 7 Generation Yoga Flow facilitated by Acosia Red Elk.

Data Infrastructure Across Approaches for Opioid Use Disorder in Tribal Communities

July 20, 2021
Online

This meeting will provide a deep-dive into developing a robust data infrastructure with any of the four key approaches to OUD.

Conducting an Organizational Self-Assessment During Covid-19: Stories of Community Response as Self-Assessment

May 11, 2021
Online

This session will provide a tribal entity/organization’s perspective on conducting organizational self-assessments during the pandemic. We will discuss the challenges of implementing self-assessment and opportunities for reframing the approaches and tools used in public health. We welcome Jayson Hunt, who represents Wabanaki Public Health and Wellness, to describe the success of two programs, Color and Water.

A Discussion on Health care and Public Health History’s Impact on COVID-19 Response for Indigenous Communities

April 23, 2021
Online

This is the third session part of the Tribal Self-Governance and Coronavirus: A Mini Webinar Series for Tribal Health / Public Health Professionals and Tribal Leaders by Seven Directions in collaboration with Inter Tribal Council of Arizona. For this session we will be joined by Dr. Myra Parker, Director of Seven Directions.

The Peer Support Approach to Opioid Use Disorder in Tribal Communities: The Pascua Yaqui Tribe Model

April 13, 2021
Online

This meeting will focus on the Peer Support approach, a promising practice for Opioid Use Disorder (OUD).

A Review of Indigenous Governance during COVID-19

March 26, 2021
Online

For this session we will be joined by Aleena Kawe, founder, president and CEO of Red Star International, Inc.

Transform Indigenous Governance to Improve Health

March 23, 2021
Online

During this webinar, we will introduce a new resource that guides tribes through the transformative process of strengthening self-governance through greater public health authority.

Let’s visit, talk and share story - Indigenous social determinants of health

March 16, 2021
Online

We invite you join our discussion on Indigenous knowledge pathways, public health language, and implications for understanding Indigenous social determinants of health.

Partnerships for Public Health Infectious Disease Response Work: A Panel Discussion on the legal documents and partnerships for response work

February 26, 2021
Online

During this session we will hear from Gwendena Lee-Gatewood, Chairwoman of the White Mountain Apache Tribe and Adrian Dominguez, Director of Informatics and Epidemiology at the Urban Indian Health Institute about their experience in developing partnerships for Public Health Infectious Disease Response Work.

The Integrated Healthcare Approach for Opioid Use Disorder in Tribal Communities: The didgʷálič Wellness Center Model

February 9, 2021
Online

This meeting will focus on the Integrated Health Care approach, a promising practice for Opioid Use Disorder (OUD).

An Introduction to Your Indigenous Community of Practice + Wellness Session with Acosia Red Elk

January 12, 2021
Online

Our first session on Tuesday, January 12, 2020, at 10 am PST, will be your opportunity to meet other Gathering Grounds Indigenous Community of Practice members and also participate in a wellness session led by Acosia Red Elk.

Indigenous Systems Alignment Project Information Session

October 29, 2020
Zoom

We are pleased to host an information session on this call for proposal due November 13, 2020.

Gathering Grounds Meeting for Health Workers & Students - How to Engage in the 2020 Election

October 6, 2020
Online

This meeting will focus on increasing health and public health worker non-partisan engagement in the election. We will hear from organizations about their current work and provide ways for health workers and students to participate in the upcoming election.

Gathering Grounds Community Meeting VI: Setting up Hotspots and Mapping the Movement of the Virus through Northern New Mexico

September 10, 2020
Online

Professor Marisa Duarte (Pascua Yaqui Tribe, PhD) researches problems of information, knowledge, and technology in Native American and Indigenous contexts. During this meeting, Professor Duarte will provide a glimpse at the work she is currently doing with pueblos in northern New Mexico to establish hot spots and identify the relationship between digital inequities and COVID-19. Please come to the discussion with one question for Professor Duarte.

Gathering Grounds Community Meeting V: Indigenized Communication During Covid-19 with the Native Governance Center

August 25, 2020
Online

Join us for a discussion about Indigenized communications during COVID-19 with the Native Governance Center.

Indigenous Evaluation Training Series Starting June 26

June 26, 2020
Online

This three-part webinar is intended to provide an initial introduction to the Indigenous Evaluation Framework developed by Dr. Joan LaFrance in collaboration with the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) which includes a synthesized approach with both Indigenous ways of knowing and Western evaluation practice.

Gathering Grounds Community Meeting IV: Identify Emerging Challenges and Opportunities: Opioid and COVID-19 Collision

May 28, 2020
Online

Be part of this discussion on emerging challenges and opportunities around Opioid Overdose and OUD prevention, treatment & recovery programs, services, and research in Indian Country due to COVID-19

Postponed - Our Nations, Our Journeys Story Slam

April 29, 2020
Casino Del Sol, 5655 W Valencia Rd. Tucson, AZ 85757

You will have four minutes to tell a story. Judges will select winners based on creativity and time. Registration to tell a story is limited to the first ten applicants.

Gathering Grounds Community Meeting III: What are the practices/resources/tools that are working for your community?

April 16, 2020
Online

For our next meeting, we will be joined by the Public Health Director of the Lummi Tribal Health Center, Cristina J. Toledo-Cornell, MD-MPH.

Gathering Grounds Community Meeting II: How is your Tribal or Urban Indian community responding to COVID-19?

April 7, 2020
Online

This is an opportunity to connect and share our experiences with addressing COVID-19.

Gathering Grounds Community Meeting I: How is your Tribal or Urban Indian community responding to COVID-19?

March 26, 2020
Online

This is an opportunity to connect and share our experiences with addressing COVID-19.

Postponed - Becoming Ka Ma Ma: Strong Tribal Governance for Community Health Webinar

March 17, 2020
Postponed-Online

This is the third and final session of a webinar series called Becoming Ka Ma Ma: A Journey of Health System Transformation.

Get to Know Gathering Grounds: An Introduction to Your Community of Practice

February 18, 2020
Online Webinar

Gathering Grounds represents an Indigenous community of practice, an approach to learning where interdisciplinary members share their experiences and deepen their knowledge through interaction on an ongoing basis.

An Integrated Public Health Performance Management Model Webinar

February 11, 2020
Online

The goal of this webinar is to share an Indigenous model and tool for performance management.

Indigenous Health Internship or Practicum Info Session

February 10, 2020
UW School of Public Health Conference Room F-348 (HSB)

Culture Matters: Using Community-Based Participatory Research Approaches to Culturally Adapt Evidence-Based Interventions in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities

February 7, 2020
Livestream

Though some research has explored the relationship between protective factors, such as cultural characteristics, (e.g., participation in cultural activities and American Indian identity) and negative health outcomes, gaps in our understanding of how American Indian culture may be used to promote health behaviors and reduce risk levels remain.

(Re) Imagining Tribal Health Systems Webinar

January 14, 2020
Online

This webinar will describe the Becoming Ka Ma Ma approach, based on the Gathering of Native Americans (GONA), for systems change or transformation.