April 20-22, 2021 N/A
RESILIENCE: LOOKING TOWARD THE FUTURE OF INDIGENOUS PUBLIC HEALTH
Creating a Culture of Prevention and Unity Through Solution-Based Conversations and Building of Resiliency Skills
Resilience. Unity. Culture. Youth. These are all buzzwords in Indian Country. Many times, they are used to maintain a steady draw and messaging for the purpose of higher engagement or greater funding. There is a collective theme throughout public health and public health events to raise awareness of problems and issues, but frequently it stops there. There is an absence of sharing solutions for the benefit of our communities. Public health conferences are hubs of knowledge and experience that can be shared to not just benefit organizations, but can change the conversation surrounding how resiliency can be more than a word. Resiliency- an inherent trait of Indigenous peoples- can become a practice and a tangible, measurable skill in Indigenous communities.
A LETTER FROM SPTHB LEADERSHIP
We are delighted to welcome you to the Southern Plains Tribal Health Board and 7th Generation Tribal Public Health Conference 2021. It is our great honor and privilege to welcome you warmly to this annual event. It is an exciting time for SPTHB and 7th Generation as we continue to grow and adapt, remaining resourceful, motivated, and responsive to the Tribes and tribal communities we proudly serve.
Our organizations are confronting a time of many changes and are meeting these changes during a time of nation-wide and global uncertainty. The world of Tribal Public Health is certainly an evolving area that has seen unprecedented change throughout the last year and a half. We believe it is important to continue to meet and bring inspired people together in forums like this, to ensure Tribal Public Health continues to include Indigenous voices of all ages.