Our Nations Our Journeys

Indigenous Public Health Forum
April 29-30

At Our Nations, Our Journeys we unite to support healthy Native communities through public health research, practice, and policy. Our one-and-a-half day forum is designed for tribal and urban Indian public health leaders, professionals, and students to share knowledge and promising practices. Our expert-led sessions will cover a range of topics from how we can improve public health data infrastructure in our communities to how we can aid the fight against the opioid epidemic. We encourage you to establish or reconnect with peers, share promising practices, and leave with a sense of renewed energy and inspiration.

This Year's Forum

Fight for Our Future:
Finding Strength in Indigenous Public Health

Casino Del Sol, Tucson, AZ
April 29-30

What is Our Nations Our Journeys?

Our Nations Our Journeys (ONOJ) is a forum for strategic conversation that brings together diverse perspectives to talk about the big picture and big questions.  

The Forum’s goals are to explore strategies to bridge public health and health care by:

  • Building new, mutually beneficial opportunities to network and engage with others.
  • Creating a shared understanding and vision for American Indian and Alaska Native (population) health.
  • Discovering imperatives for change through dialogue and exchange.
  • Exploring solutions and opportunities for Indigenous health systems transformation.
  • Making recommendations that can facilitate change and inspire action.

ONOJ 2020: Fight for Our Future

This year’s theme, “Fight for Our Future: Finding Strength in Indigenous Public Health,” is a call to come together and work towards solutions for the public health crisis impacting our communities.

The four thematic streams are:

  • Indigenous Pathways to Health
  • Data as Knowledge
  • Governance for Health
  • Performance and Innovation

About the Venue

Tohono O'odham, Pascua Yaqui Territory

Join us in shared Tohono O'odham, Pascua Yaqui territory (Tucson) for a gathering of indigenous achievements and innovations in public health practice at Casino del Sol.

Seven Directions would like to acknowledge the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and its members.  We are grateful for the opportunity to host this event in your community

About Casino del Sol:

  • Tribally-owned and operated by the Pascua Yaqui Tribe.
  • Hotel and resort amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi, valet and overnight parking, free area shuttle, onsite dining and entertainment.
  • Check-in time is after 4pm . Check-out time is prior to 11am.
  • Learn more about Casino Del Sol at casinodelsol.com

A Story of the Future: ONOJ Story Slam

We want to know: What does the future look like? How are we celebrating? What foods are we eating? What does grandma's house feel like? We want to know what you think!

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. Register as a Storyteller today!

ONOJ 2020

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