Tuesday, April 26, 2022 3-4:30 p.m. ET
Part 2 of a 3 part webinar series on the social determinants of health and their impact on cancer risk among American Indian and Alaska Native people.
American Indian and Alaska Native people have been the subject of centuries of systemic racism and discriminatory policies and practices. These include colonization, dispossession from homelands through forced removal and relocation, forced attendance at residential boarding schools, and harmful policies aimed at assimilation, acculturation, and termination of sovereign rights and citizenship. Join us to learn about how this history has impacted indigenous health, chronic disease, and cancer risk.
Ursula Running Bear, PhD – Sicangu Lakota (Rosebud Sioux Tribe), Assistant Professor in Population Health University of North Dakota
Adriann Begah, MD – Tábaahi born for Bít’ahnii (Navajo Nation), Senior Officer, HEAL Initiative
Bill Benson – President, International Association for Indigenous Aging
• Describe the intergenerational transmission of trauma, impact of boarding schools, and
biological implications of trauma.
• Explore the connection between historical trauma and social determinants of health.
• Recognize examples of successful American Indian and Alaska Native projects and programs
that have addressed historical trauma.
• Identify practical, real-world recommendations for addressing historical trauma in cancer and
other chronic disease research, policy, and practice by public health with American Indian and
Alaska Native people and communities
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