Exploring Two-Spirit: 2/17/21
This webinar explores the contemporary meaning of ‘Two Spirit’. Using recent national Two Spirit data collected by the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board, we discuss how accounting for the cultural connection, pride, strengths, and resiliencies of the 2SLGBTQ+ community is essential to health equity efforts.
Itai Jeffries, PhD is a Yèsah Two Spirit educator, qualitative researcher, and equity consultant. They currently lead the Paths (Re)Membered Project as Program Manager of the 2SLGBTQ+ Program at the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board. They are a partner of biwa|Emergent Equity, Inc., a racial equity and organizational development firm based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. They earned PhD in Sociology from Georgia State University. Itai has worked and contracted across a large variety of roles including serving their people on the Occaneechi Health Circle, and with institutions such as Centers for Disease Control, National Association for Chronic Disease Directors, the American Public Health Association, the Seattle Indian Health Board, and with several community-based organizations (especially those that serve the American Indian and Alaska Native population).
Morgan Thomas (they/them) is the Two Spirit and LGBTQ+ Outreach Coordinator at the Northwest Indian Health Board. They’ve been working toward 2SLGBTQ+ health equity for four years.
An Introduction to What Non-Tribal Providers Need to Know: 9/30/20
This webinar provides an introduction to what non-tribal health care providers need to know in order to treat American Indian and Alaska Native patients effectively. Explore tribal sovereignty and intergovernmental relations, health disparities and related history, Indian health care delivery, and the interaction with non-Indian health care – then consider how non-tribal health care providers can improve coordination with Indian health care.
Indigenous Health Indicators: 7/15/20 — Learn from Dr. Jamie Donatuto, researcher and practitioner working with the Swinomish tribe, and Larry Campbell, Swinomish Elder staff member.
Dr. Jamie Donatuto has worked for Swinomish for 20 years, and much of that time has been in collaboration with Larry, developing and implementing community-based indigenous health indicators. Jamie is a researcher and practitioner, with a current focus on evaluating tribal health-related impacts from climate change, developing community-driven adaptive management projects, and managing a Coast Salish foods and resources community education program. Swinomish Elder and staff member, Larry Campbell has worked for his Tribe for almost 40 years. He has an extensive background in cultural resources, tribal policy, government-to-government relations, and community health. He co-manages the Swinomish Community Environmental Health Program with Dr. Jamie Donatuto.
Trauma Informed Care and Psychology through an Indigenous Lens: 6/17/20 — Featuring Annette Squetimkin-Anquoe (Colville), Chief Traditional Health Officer for the Seattle Indian Health Board, and Shawna Gallagher (Klamath), PsyD, a key member of SIHB’s (Division Leadership) multi-disciplinary team.
Tribal Health Policy: 5/13/20 — Esther Lucero is Dinè and Latina and a third generation urban Indian from Colorado Springs. A leader in national public health policy for urban American Indians and Alaska Natives, Esther became CEO of the Seattle Indian Health Board in 2015 and completed a reorganization of the company that is grounded in indigenous knowledge.
Esther’s passion and advocacy for Native health and transformative approaches to indigenous research and evaluation, Federal Indian Law and policy, reproductive justice for Indigenous women, and LGBTQ Two-Spirit health has made her a leader in health both in the Seattle area and nationally.