Our Nations Our Journeys

Indigenous Public Health Forum

Our Nations Our Journeys Presents:

Nicholet A. Deschine Parkhurst, MSW MPP


This presentation highlights important areas of concern related to the opioid crisis in Indian Country and tragic rising of opioid overdoses and deaths in Arizona. This presentation is based on a 2018 white paper the presenter developed for the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc. This presentation contains useful data for Tribal leaders, public health & behavioral health leaders, researchers, practitioners, and policy-makers.

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Nicholet Deschine Parkhurst, Standing Rock Sioux and Diné, is a PhD student in the Justice Studies program in the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University. Nicholet earned a Master of Public Policy, Masters of Social Work, and Bachelor of Science in Family Resources & Human Development. She has worked in various capacities including direct practice and in research settings at a university and non-profit conducting policy research, health disparities research, and program evaluations. Currently, her research is at the intersection of American Indian federal policy, American Indian online resistance, and information and communication technology (e.g. broadband Internet access, social media platforms).

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