Health 1: Healthy Living Summary
Moderated by Shannon Sparks
Summary prepared by studen scribes and Jessie Conaway
- Health of family: children not growing up with parents, result of child neglect, abuse, and larger problems of mental health, suicide, depression.
- Racism in schools: discourages tribal students. How to both eliminate this and prepare tribal students for these experiences.
- Importance of planting seeds at a young age, especially in terms of future education.
- Connect tribes / encourage tribal members to take advantage of the relationship that already exists with EpiCenter.
- Enable / help tribes collect and manage their own data
- Plant the seed at a young age-Increase culturally relevant pedagogy in the teaching of tribal children
- Focus on families--Create healing / treatment facilities to address depression and other mental ailments in culturally acceptable ways.
Research and Collaboration:
- Data ownership and management
- Getting tribal students involved in nursing programs, science programs, and college programs in general.
- How do we retain students once they arrive at Universities? Integration programs and efforts.
- Research and data for tribes: do not have access to databases like those UW students have access to. Few opportunities for research.
- Create / strengthen / support networks on colleges for tribal youth to help them cope with new environment, changing demands and responsibilities
- Hiring tribal members for health positions in communities. Children get used to idea of this as a future possibility for themselves if their own tribal members are doing these jobs.