Seven Directions welcomes you to connect, have fun with, and learn from your community of public health professionals working to address pressing public health concerns in tribal communities. During this year’s session, we are pleased to be able to provide a joint focus on the opioid epidemic in Indian Country along with decolonizing and Indigenizing approaches to data. Our three-day forum provides an opportunity to connect with leading speakers and practitioners in the field while bringing a focus from the theoretical to practical -- sending you home to your community with clear visions to inspire action. In-person Conference with Hybrid Options available.Event Details
We are excited to invite our community back for six monthly sessions from January through June. Our next session is May 2nd at 10am PT/1pm ET. We will welcome back Andrea Medley, MPH (Haida Nation) from John Hopkins Bloomberg Institute of Public Health. This is part II of our fall session where we discuss Indigenizing Opioid Litigation Settlements: Co-creating Guidance that Centers Harm Reduction Approaches. In this session we will continue our discussion on Indigenizing Opioid Litigation Settlements to dive deeper. Please reach out to Caelin Marum (email@example.com) with any questions!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 !
During this session we will reflect on the Gathering Grounds Series and participate in a 7 Generation Yoga Flow facilitated by Acosia Red Elk.
This meeting will provide a deep-dive into developing a robust data infrastructure with any of the four key approaches to OUD.
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.
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.
This meeting will focus on the Peer Support approach, a promising practice for Opioid Use Disorder (OUD).
For this session we will be joined by Aleena Kawe, founder, president and CEO of Red Star International, Inc.
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.
We invite you join our discussion on Indigenous knowledge pathways, public health language, and implications for understanding Indigenous social determinants of health.
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.
This meeting will focus on the Integrated Health Care approach, a promising practice for Opioid Use Disorder (OUD).
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.
We are pleased to host an information session on this call for proposal due November 13, 2020.
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.
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.
Join us for a discussion about Indigenized communications during COVID-19 with the Native Governance Center.
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.