Professionals Serving Indian Country: Tips, tools, and insight to their profession
This pilot series of interviews will focus on providing information to professionals with diverse backgrounds to learn additional strategies while working with Native People. Indian Country is a complex area of work because we are composed of several ways of knowing, otherwise known as epistemologies. Not every tribe is the same. There are many cultural competency trainings and professional organizations that reinforce the idea that helping professionals can achieve greater success through rigorous training and course work, however success can be measured through application of lessons learned and cultural sharing.
Our interviews will be conducted with helping professionals who have experience working with Native/Alaskan Native groups. The professionals participating in our interviews come from many career fields such as social justice, health, criminal justice, and education, to name a few. We hope that you enjoy the interviews and ask that you listen in and send us your questions and comments. We invite you to recommend someone who you believe is an unsung hero and truly dedicated to making the lives our Native people better and stronger.
- Diana Abeyta – Office of Community Health Workers, Tribal Liaison, NM Department of Health, August 2, 2017
- Valentine Antony – California Consortium for Urban Indian Health, September 6, 2017