Past Events

February 2014


Partnership for Native Health

"Protecting our tribal youth: Utilizing research and civil rights resources to address school-based bullying, harassment, and discrimination."

  • Wednesday, February 5th
  • 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM PST
Partnerships for Native Health at the University of Washington is excited to invite you to participate in our inaugural online seminar, the first in a quarterly series that will address community-based solutions on issues relating to behavioral health in American Indian/Alaska Native communities.
Our goal is to bring speakers of varying expertise to address behavioral health topics in a manner that acknowledges that there are many factors, such as access to resources, trauma, and discrimination that influence the health of Native people.
The webinar will be facilitated by Abigail Echo-Hawk, MPS (Pawnee).
Flyer and registration information here.
For more information contact Jared Dunlap, MPH (Ojibwe) at

January 2014

Indian Nations and Tribes Legislative Day

  • Jan. 21
  • Phoenix, AZ

The Arizona Commission of Indian Affairs, in partnership with the Navajo Technical College and ASU Office of American Indian Initiatives hosts the 19th Annual Indian Nations and Tribes Legislative Day to pay tribute to the history and culture of the American Indian peoples and their contributions to the prosperity and cultural diversity of the United States & State of Arizona. 

To register & for more info, visit For the draft agenda & parking map:


Workshop Opportunity

Health Resilience among American Indians in Arizona:  Strengthening Communities through Stories of Resilience

  • Wednesday January 29, 2014
  • Time: 9 A.M. - 3 P.M.
  • Registration is from 8:30 A.M. - 9 A.M.
  • Location:  Native American Cultural Center, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff AZ

The conference and workshop will present local research, a physician panel, digital storytelling, and Indigenous resilience.

View the conference flyer and program here.

For more information contact:

Alejandra Figueroa Flores, M.A.

Project Coordinator

CAIR Research Pilot Project, NAU

Phone: 928-523-1331



We R Native and Reconnecting the Circle eBook Cultural Values Contest for Native Youth

  • Contest Deadline: January 31, 2014

We R Native and Reconnecting the Circle announce a joint eBook contest for Native American youth ages 13 to 24. The eBook contest invites youth to think about their cultural values and express themselves using a medium of their choice - essay, photography, graphics, illustration, video, audio or a combination. Cultural values include respect, honesty, love, bravery, humility, truth and wisdom.

Find more information about the eBook Cultural Values Contest online.

December 2013

Udall Scholarship info session

  • December 3rd
  • 5:30 - 6:30 P.M.
  • Native American Cultural Center, Gathering Room

November 2013

Conference: Native American Fatherhood & Families Association 10th Annual Conference, “Fatherhood is Leadership”

  • Dates: November 4-6, 2013
  • Location: Phoenix Marriott Mesa Hotel, Mesa, AZ
  • Contact: or call (480) 833-5007

October 2013

Conference: Spirit of Eagles Cancer in Native Communities Conference, "Changing Patterns of Cancer in Native Communities: Strength Through Tradition and Science"

  • Dates: October 25-28, 2013
  • Location: Albuquerque, NM
  • The American Indian/Alaska Native Leadership Initiative on Cancer announces their ninth national conference. The conference aims to provide a forum for community leaders and members to address critical cancer issues among Native people, review advances in cancer research and highlight the strengths of AI/AN traditions in promoting comprehensive cancer prevention and control.
  • More information

September 2013

Training: Samhsa’s Native American Center for Excellence (NACE) in Collaboration with the Sobermiut and the Awakening Spiritual Unity Foundations of Anchorage, Alaska the Gather of Native Americans “Training of Facilitators

  • Dates: September 9th - 12th, 2013
  • Location: Guesthouse Inn and Suites, 321 E 5th Ave Anchorage, AK 99501
  • The goal of this training is to train qualified Native participants to facilitate and implement the GONA curriculum in their local communities/villages
  • GONA is based on the following values that are inherent in traditional Native cultures: Belonging, Mastery, Interdependence, and Generosity
  • Participants will learn a prevention strategy framework to examine historical trauma and its impact on multiple issues related to alcohol and substance use today, and learn facilitation techniques to support community healing and empowerment to make local changes.
  • Participants must meet minimum qualifications, see attachments. Applicants are responsible for their own expenses; there are no scholarships available.   There is no registration fee or costs associated with training materials.
  • For more information, contact: Josefine Haynes-Battle, Government Project Officer, SAMHSA, Nelia Nadal, Alternate Government Project Officer, SAMHSA, or AJ Ernst, Ph.D., NACE Project Director

American Association on Health & Disability and the United Spinal Association

Preventing Falls in Adults with Disabilities and Chronic Health Conditions:  What Works

2013 Native Children’s Research Exchange Conference

  • Dates: September 19th and 20th
  • Location: University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Aurora, Colorado 
  • Theme: Community Level Intervention and Outcomes for Native Youth 
  • Presentations by Dr. Ed Trickett and Dr. David Henry (University of Illinois at Chicago) about conceptualizing community level interventions and assessing their impact. 
  • Presentations will be followed by opportunities for roundtable discussions about how these concepts and measurement strategies can impact our respective and collective efforts to support the development of children and youth in American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and Canadian First Nations communities.
  • More information on the conference

August 2013

Conference: 13th Annual Communities Collaborative Conference (Brain Development)

  • Dates: August 7-8, 2013
  • Location: Shooting Star Casino and Events Center, Mehnomen, MN
  • Conference registration
  • Topics:
    • The Explosive Child/Lost In School: Dr. Ross Greene
    • Building Resilience (How to Maintain Health & Well-Being While Working with Children & Youth Who Have Experienced Complex Trauma)
    • Conscious Discipline
    • Adverse Childhood Education for Children

Conference: Center for American Indian Resilience Conference, "Sharing our strengths and stories of resilience" (CALL FOR POSTER PRESENTATIONS)

  • Dates: August 7-9, 2013
  • Location: Desert Diamond Casino, 7350 S. Nogales Hwy, Tucson, AZ 85756
  • A gathering for community members, community organizations, university/college students, staff, and faculty to come together and explore resiliency among indigenous communities. 2 day conference agenda and an optional 3rd day for writing/digital story workshop with limited seating.
  • registration form must be submitted, the deadline is July 26
  • Student poster presentations are now being accepted.
  • For more information, contact Addie June-Tsosie at or (520) 626-9672 or visit the website

Event: NACP Cancer Support Group Kick-Off

  • Date: August 10, 2013
  • Location: Northern Arizona University Native American Cultural Center, Flagstaff, AZ, 86001
  • Free one-day event for cancer patients, cancer survivors, caretakers, and family members
  • Flier with more details
  • For further information, contact Marissa Adams at or (928) 523-8588

Conference: 2013 American Indian Research Center for Health Conference,“Addressing Tribal Health Priorities through a Community-Based Translational Research Framework” (CALL FOR WORKSHOP & POSTER PRESENTATIONS)

  • Dates: August 15-16, 2013
  • Location: Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino, Chandler, AZ
  • The Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc. (ITCA) American Indian Research Center for Health (AIRCH) in collaboration with the Dental Prevention Clinical Support Center (DPCSC) is seeking workshop & poster presentations for the 2013 AIRCH Conference: Addressing Tribal Health Priorities through a Community-Based Translational Research Framework.
  • The conference focus will be on translational research, scientific research that helps to make findings from basic science useful for practical applications that enhance human health and well-being. Translational research links the discoveries of the research bench to the development of better diagnostic methods, therapeutic products and preventive processes that improve healthcare outcomes. More specifically, translational research can help in understanding the contributions of the various components of translational research which addresses health disparities among American Indians.
  • This conference will examine tribal health priorities and translational research to help build tribal health and oral health research capacity for the present and into the future. It will provide ongoing dialogue among tribal leaders, health officials, researchers, students and other key stakeholders regarding current and future translational research in American Indian communities.
  • The following items can be accessed at the ITCA AIRCH website: “Save the Date” card, Registration Packet, Call for Workshop & Poster Presentations, and Agenda-At-A-Glance.
  • Questions regarding the registration packet may be directed to Bernadette Guy at (602) 258-4822
  • Additional questions regarding the call for presentations may be directed to Naomi Lane at (602) 258-4822
  • More information

Conference: NIHB's 3rd annual Native Youth Health Summit

  • Dates: August 23-26, 2013
  • Location: Grand Traverse Resort, Traverse City, Michigan
  • Focused on two critical health issues in Indian Country: cancer and diabetes
  • Include digital story-telling workshops, health prevention and education sessions on the emerging issues related to diabetes and cancer
  • Provides tools to create youth-developed prevention and education short films
  • Participants will gain the tools and knowledge necessary to tell their stories through digital film-making
  • Registration and more information

June 2013

Conference: Native Innovation's 2013 Technology Leadership Conference: “Digital Learning for the American Indian Student”   

  • Dates: June 27-29, 2013
  • You can book your room after April 15, 2013
  • Native Innovation Inc., A Native American & Veteran Owned Company,, 3170 Kweo Trail; Flagstaff AZ 86001 (Flagstaff Branch)
  • Highway 191; Route 8009; Rock Point, AZ (Rock Point HQ)
  • 877-511-2342 (voice/fax), 928.255.2200 (mobile)
  • (Technical Support)

Conference: 21st Annual Winslow Wellness Conference, “Hozh – Beauty, Balance & Harmony”

  • Dates: June 25 & 26, 2013
  • Location: Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort, Twin Arrows, AZ.
  • Any questions and further details regarding the conference please contact: Loren Thomas, Conference Coordinator at (928) 289-6237 or Julia Thomas, WIHCC Health Promotion Administrative Assistant at (928) 289-6122.

Training: Tribal Undergraduate Research Training and Learning Experience (TURTLE)

  • Dates: Monday, June 3, 2013 to Friday, August 9, 2013
  • The TURTLE program is an undergraduate research program for Native American students that is funded by the Seven Generations Center of Excellence in Native Behavioral Health (SGCoE). The goal of the program is to provide behavioral health undergraduates Community Based Participatory Research experiences and training to prepare them for graduate school in psychology. The program provides a 10-week summer research experience under the direction of selected faculty members with the SGCoE at the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences. The research themes will include opportunities for research in mental health, suicide prevention, substance abuse, and other issues relevant to Indian Country. Seminar programs will cover the range of basic science to community-based research programs and ethical research in Native American communities.
  • The TURTLE program has four openings for the summer of 2013 for rising undergraduate college sophomores, juniors and seniors.
  • Participants will receive $4,000 based on a 10-week, 40 hours per week research experience.
  • Interested participants must complete an application, including an autobiographical sketch, and submit their college transcript and two letters of recommendation.
  • Application deadline: Friday, March 22, 2013 and continues until all positions are filled.
  • You can apply on-line.
  • For more information, please contact: or Rosalyn Marcellais at or call (701)777-0786

Conference: NIHB 4th Annual National Tribal Public Health Summit and 30th Annual NIHB Consumer Conference

  • Dates: June 17-19, 2013
  • Location: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, Florida
  • The theme for this year's Public Health Summit is, "Maps, Moccasins and Milestones: Our Journey to Wellness."
  • The Public Health Summit is an opportunity for Tribal leaders, Tribal health administrators, Area Indian Health Boards, health care professionals, and individuals to meet and discuss successes, challenges, opportunities, and the future of health care for AI/AN people.
  • Stay tuned to the NIHB website at for updates on the 2013 NIHB Public Health Summit.

Grants: OJJDP FY 2013 National Intertribal Youth Leadership Development Initiative

  • OJJDP is seeking applicants for the National Intertribal Youth Leadership Development Initiative.
  • The award recipient will plan and implement an initiative to enhance tribal efforts to increase youth engagement, coordination, and action related to juvenile justice, delinquency prevention, and public safety in Indian country.
  • More information.

Resources: Website on Native American Food, Agriculture and Nutrition Efforts

  • A new website launched today provides a valuable online resource for Native American tribes, organizations and individuals who are involved in food systems and agricultural efforts, and/or who are aiming for better health and nutrition for their families and communities.
  • Features a diverse variety of resources and information, ranging from tribal gardens, farms and markets, to youth programs and farm-to-school efforts, to seed saving, to traditional and medicine, to food marketing and handling, to home gardening, canning and healthy family eating.

May 2013

Conference: Promising Practices: Advancing Whole Health Through a Trauma-Informed System

  • Date: Friday May 17, 2013
  • Time: 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Location: The High Country Conference Center at NAU, Flagstaff, AZ
  • Early Bird Registration: $65, after April 10th: $75
  • NARBHA's 3rd Annual Healthcare Integration Conference brings you the leading voices in trauma-informed care together with conscientious medical experts, healthcare practitioners, and community leaders to advance the integration of primary and behavioral health care.

Webinar: Older Adults and Oral Health: Inspiring Community-Based Partnerships for Healthy Mouths

  • Presented by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Date: May 15, 2013
  • Time: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM (Arizona time)
  • Contact:

Webinar: Texas/Oklahoma AIDS Education and Training Centers: Webinar Series Honoring National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NNHAAD)

  • Date: March 15, 2013
  • Time: 4 different sessions from 10am - 4:30pm CT
  • Registration is closed, but this training will be recorded who those who were not able to register.
  • If you would like to receive email notification of when this recording is available, please contact Ashley Tijerina,

April 2013

Webinar: Suicide Prevention Resource Center Online Training

  • The Suicide Prevention Resource Center launches an enhanced version of Locating and Understanding Data for Suicide Prevention. This one-hour online course introduces a number of readily-accessible online data sources that suicide prevention practitioners can use to help understand the suicide problem in their state or community. The course also explains some key concepts that will help practitioners select the sources and data that will be the most useful for informing their prevention activities.
  • More information.

Conference: NIHB 2013 National Tribal Public Health Summit (CALL FOR PROPOSALS)

  • Dates: June 17-19, 2013
  • Deadline for proposals: May 17, 2013
  • Location: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, FL
  • The NIHB invites proposals for presenters addressing Tribal public health topics such as: Public Health Accreditation, Promising Research, Epidemiological practices, findings, or innovations in addressing AI/AN in Public Health, Traditional practices, Social Marketing, Chronic Disease, Behavioral Health, Public health law, Community Assessments.
  • More information.

March 2013

Webinar: Two-Spirit Learning Community Webinar – “Drum-Assisted Recovery Therapy for Native Americans (DARTNA)”

  • Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2013
  • Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
  • Drum-Assisted Recovery Therapy for Native Americans (DARTNA) is a culturally-based drum behavioral therapy recently developed for Ais/Ans with substance use disorders. While DARTNA incorporates drumming as its core focus of treatment, it also draws upon elements from other treatment programs that are congruent with indigenous-based healing concepts. The current DARTNA treatment program consists of a 3-hour treatment session, scheduled 2 times weekly over 12 weeks. An overview of the developmental DARTNA research activities will be discussed including:
  • Results from a set of focus groups among Ais/Ans with substance use disorders, providers, and the DARTNA community advisory board (CAB)
  • Results from a pretest of DA

Webinar: Circle of Life HIV/AIDS/STI Prevention Curriculum for AI/AN Youth Webinar

  • Date: March 20, 2013
  • Time: 1:00 PM (eastern time)
  • The Office of Minority Health Resource Center will release a HIV/AIDS/STI prevention curriculum for AI/AN youth. The Circle of Life is based on the medicine wheel, which focuses on mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional wellness concepts. It is a holistic health promotion model to help students learn about making healthy choices to prevent diseases like HIV/AIDS.
  • The curriculum is intended for middle school grade levels.