Featured Keynoters12th Native Women & Men's Wellness Conference
March 17-20, 2013 - San Diego, CA
Bart Stevens, M.Ed., M.S.W. (San Carolos Apache Tribe)Associate Deputy Director West - Bureau of Indian Education, Department of the Interior
Keynote Address: "Resiliency and Education: The Road to Academic Success"
Bartholomew “Bart” Stevens, an enrolled member of the San Carlos Apache Tribe in Arizona with ancestry from the Gila River Indian Community in Arizona, the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes in Idaho and the Ute Indian Tribe in Utah, has served in several senior executive positions within the Bureau of Indian Education in the U.S. Department of the Interior. Following a long career in teaching, counseling and school administration positions with public schools and with tribal education offices in Utah, Mr. Stevens joined the BIE in July 2006.
Mr. Stevens will address how academic success impacted by resilience among Native students facing a myriad of issues in Indian Country to overcome and master academic content. He will speak about specific instructional strategies designed to improve instructional delivery to further engage all students. Mr. Stevens will also share his personal story of academic achievement that lead him through his career, focusing on the important individuals in his life that enabled him to overcome many challenges and develop a strong traditional, spiritual, healthy and ethical approach to professional and family success.Mr. Stevens holds a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in School Administration and Supervision from Utah State University. He also holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Utah.
PATHSTARA unique plenary session featuring the 2012 PATHSTAR Alcatraz Swim Team.
Nancy Iverson, M.D. - Founder & Director
Wicahpiluta (Luta) Calenderia (Ohlone/Apache)
Joey Cohen (Colville Confederated Tribes)
Lisa Edwards (Colville Confederated Tribes)
Shellie Martinez (Colville Confederated Tribes)
Angela Rios (Colville Confederated Tribes)
Clarita (C.J.) Seludo (Ketichikan)
Zolina Zizi (Cheyenne, Arikara, Creek)
PATHSTAR is committed to inspiring and revitalizing sustainable health and well-being practices within Native American communities by providing experiential learning opportunities.
Imagine Native Americans, both on and off reservations, living healthy lives of meaning and purpose, reclaiming the best of indigenous practices, augmenting these with the cultivation of wholesome ‘new traditions’ and serving as a catalyst for inspiring self-reliance and optimism among families and communities. Imagine individuals and families demonstrating the resourcefulness that grows from the experience of having personally met challenges and accomplished goals while embracing their cultural values and wisdom and contributing to education and community development. Imagine the incidence of diabetes and heart disease among Native populations being as low as it was when the Northern Plains Indians were regarded as the healthiest in the world. Imagine support systems strong enough that individuals, families and communities meet adversity with dignity and self-reliance.
We do this through our intensive week-long educational and experiential San Francisco-based Alcatraz swim program, through support and advocacy in overcoming geographic, economic, and political obstacles regarding food availability, eating habits, methods of food preparation, and lifestyle choices in Native American communities, with a focus on Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, and through programs leading to mentoring and role modeling that reinforce the benefits of meeting challenges and inspiring healthy change.To learn more, visit the PATHSTAR website.
Session 1: "Improving cancer screening in Indian Country: Breast, cervical, lung and colorectal cancer screenings"Martinez Fernando, BA, MAc: Phone - (310) 825-4799, Email: email@example.comFelicia Schanche Hodge, DrPH (Wailaki): Phone - (310) 267-2255, Email - firstname.lastname@example.orgPierre Moussa Tamer, BAc: Phone - (310) 825-4799, Email: email@example.comAngela Ka'iulani Pham, BS: Phone - (310) 825-4799, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Center for American Indian/Indigenous Research and EducationUniversity of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Nursing
700 Tiverton Ave., Factor Bldg. 5-934A
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Session 1: "Native Resource Distribution Project"
April Bryant (Lumbee): Phone - (910) 522-2189, Email - email@example.comLumbee Tribe of North Carolina
PO Box 2709
Pembroke, NC 28372
Session 1: "TRIAD: Taking Responsibility in Addressing Diabetes"Tina Jacobsen, RD, CD (Oneida): Phone - (920) 490-3927, Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Oneida Community Health Center
PO Box 365Oneida, WI 54155
Presentation: TRIAD Program Presentation to Community.pdf (10.8 MB)
Session 1: "Hands-on nutrition education strategies to fight obesity in Native Americans"Cynthia Caudillo, RD/LD: Phone - (405) 948-4900, ext. 683, Email - email@example.com
4913 W RenoOklahoma City, OK 73127
Session 1: "Promoting wellness in a higher education setting"Dawn Plumer, BS, CHES: Phone - (218) 335-4254, Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Leech Lake Tribal College - Wellness Center
PO Box 180Cass Lake, MN 56633
Session 1: "A community health initiative: Addressing family health needs through schools"Marilynn Jones-Parker, PhD: Phone - (918) 287-8880, Email - email@example.com
R & P Educational Consulting
One Plaza South, PMB 302Tahlequah, OK 74464
Presentation: Child Health_.pdf (24.0 MB)
Session 2: "Help the helper: Understanding compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma"Myra Mabray, MS, LPC, LADC: Phone - (918) 302-0052, Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Choctaw Nation Wind Horse
100 S. Main, Suite AMcAlester, OK 74501
Session 2: "Prevention and social marketing campaigns"Colbie Caughlan, MPH: Phone - (503) 416-3284, Email - email@example.com
Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board 2121 SW Broadway, Suite 300Portland, OR 97201
Session 2: "6 successful strategies to youth suicide prevention in Indian Country"Julie Jimenez, MSW: Phone - (520) 562-3321, ext. 7031, Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Session 2: "Stepping on stones"Joanna Johnson, MSW, CAC, CCFC, MAC (Cree): Phone - (903) 291-3456, Email - email@example.com
Session 2: "Healthy relationships: Finding balance"Zona Franco (Tule River Band of Yokuts): Phone - (559) 782-5554, ext. 2105, Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Presentation: Living in Balance.pdf (1.5 MB)
Session 3: "Traditional Dance Workshop"Chuck Cadotte (Lakota): Phone - (619) 722-6235, Email - email@example.com
Session 3: "Contemplative Passages"Regina Robbins, BS, MA, PhDc (Cherokee): Phone - (402) 559-8167, Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Session 3: "Herbal Salve-Making Workshop"Cynthia King (Lumbee): Phone - (503) 874-9423, Email - email@example.com
Session 3: "Water Aerobics"Barbie Johnson, ACSM, NSCACPT, LMT (Cherokee): Phone - (575) 430-2790, Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Session 3: "Yoga and meditation as a daily routine: Staying calm in a chaotic world"Maureen 'Raghurai' Donnelly, PT: Phone - (928) 729-3777, Email - email@example.com
Session 4: "BeLieving in Native Girls (BLING): Risky behaviors and mental health needs of AI/AN adolescent girls living in a residential boarding school"Deborah Scott, MPH (Cherokee): Phone - (281) 773-9677, Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Session 4: "Awakening the Spirit"Kelly Concho-Hayes, MEd (Navajo/Acoma): Phone - (619) 234-9897, Email - email@example.com
Session 4: "Three Sisters Gardening Project"*Denise Mohawk, LPN (Seneca): Phone - (716) 532-8223, ext. 5290, Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Session 4: "The Shawl Circle: Hokvke Yekce for HIV prevention"Kayla Walker (Choctaw): Phone - (580) 277-0367, Email - email@example.com
Session 4: "Hands-on and visual prevention in action: Reaching all ages"Niki Graham, BS (Salish): Phone - (406) 275-4920, Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Session 5: "Staying in the circle, changing the cycle"Sarah Springer, MS (Osage/Seneca): Phone - (580) 723-4466, ext. 252, Email - email@example.com
Session 5: "Chilling in a goot way"Patrick Trujillo (Cochiti): Phone - (505) 702-6524, Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Session 5: "Collaborative partnership to improve response to domestic violence and sexual assault"*Debbie Demientieff, AAS (Athabascan): Phone - (907) 729-3795, Email - email@example.com
Roberta Howard, LCS, MS, MA, BHP, BHT, PSS (Apache): Phone - (928) 442-9205, ext. 3, Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Maria Scannapieco, PhD, MSW: Email - email@example.com
Session 6: "Traditional Dance Workshop"Chuck Cadotte (Lakota): Phone - (619) 722-6235, Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Soaring Eagles - San Diego City Schools, Indian Education Program5475 Sycuan Rd.El Cajon, CA 92019
Session 6: "Medicine Bag: A sewing and beading project"
Session 6: "Aromatherapy sprays for health and wellness"Cynthia King (Lumbee): Phone - (503) 874-9423, Email - email@example.com
The Herb Shed & Native Forest RemediesPO Box 822Silverton, OR 97381
Session 6: "Meditation and awareness: Interconnectedness and how to heal"
Session 7: "Walking in balance: Native people and the healthy diabetic foot"Carol Wesley, MS (Choctaw): Phone - (619) 739-3806, Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Session 7: "Walk this weigh"Barbie Johnson, ACSM, NSCACPT, LMT (Cherokee): Phone - (575) 430-2790, Email - email@example.com
Session 7: "The P-3 Factor: Energizing your self-health with presence, power and purpose"Carol LaRue, OTR/L: Phone - (913) 341-6607, Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Session 7: "HIV prevention and Native women: A gender and culturally responsive approach"Rachel Bryan-Auker, BA (Kaigani Haida & Tlingit): Phone - (720) 382-2244, ext. 301, Email - email@example.com