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Ron Morton

Rose Weahkee
Jill Erickson
Shannon Crossbear
Alan Rabideau

American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health: Collaboration for Healing

2011 Native American Heritage Month Webinar Event

held Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, First Nations Behavioral Health Association, Indian Health Service and NAMI were proud to come together to co-host our 3rd annual national webinar on American Indian/Alaska Native (AIAN) Mental Health with an emphasis on the role of collaborative efforts among tribal families in promoting community support and healing. 

This 90-minute webinar provides updates from each sponsor and a featured presentation from leaders of the Society of TRUTH (Tribal Families Rural and Urban Together Healing), a coalition group formed by First Nations Behavioral Health Association.

Speakers (pictured at right):

  • Ron Morton, M.A., member, NAMI Board of Directors
    • See below for a recording of the webinar to hear Mr. Morton's touching prayers shared as welcome and closing messages.
  • Rose Weahkee, Ph.D. (Navajo), director, Division of Behavioral Health, Indian Health Service Headquarters

    • Click here to view/print/download Dr. Weahkee's slides
  • Jill Shepard Erickson, MSW (Dakota, Athabascan), executive director, First Nations Behavioral Health Association

    • Click here to view/print/download Ms. Erickson's slides
  • Shannon Crossbear (Ojibwe) and Alan Rabideau (Chippewa), co-chairs, Society of TRUTH

    • Click here to view/print/download our featured speakers' slides

Moderated by Marin Swesey, program manager, NAMI Multicultural Action Center.