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Featured Keynoters

12th 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. 

PATHSTAR

 A unique plenary session featuring the 2012 PATHSTAR Alcatraz Swim Team.

Team Members

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

Mission

PATHSTAR is committed to inspiring and revitalizing sustainable health and well-being practices within Native American communities by providing experiential learning opportunities.

Vision

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.

Method

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.


Conference Presenters

Session 1

Session 1: "Improving cancer screening in Indian Country: Breast, cervical, lung and colorectal cancer screenings"

Martinez Fernando, BA, MAc: Phone - (310) 825-4799, Email: fmartinez@sonnet.ucla.edu
Felicia Schanche Hodge, DrPH (Wailaki): Phone - (310) 267-2255, Email - fhodge@sonnet.ucla.edu
Pierre Moussa Tamer, BAc: Phone - (310) 825-4799, Email: thetamer@ucla.edu
Angela Ka'iulani Pham, BS: Phone -  (310) 825-4799, Email: angelinapham011@ucla.edu

Center for American Indian/Indigenous Research and Education
University 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 - abryant@lumbeetribe.com

Lumbee 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 - tjacobs1@oneidanation.org
Margaret VanDen Heuvel, RN, BSN (Oneida): Phone - (920) 869-4941, Email - mvandenh@oneidanation.org

Oneida Community Health Center
PO Box 365
Oneida, WI 54155

Presentation:  Icon 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 - cynthia.c@okcic.com
Oklahoma City Indian Clinic
4913 W Reno
Oklahoma City, OK 73127


Session 1: "Promoting wellness in a higher education setting"

Dawn Plumer, BS, CHES: Phone - (218) 335-4254, Email - dawn.plumer@lltc.edu

Leech Lake Tribal College - Wellness Center
PO Box 180
Cass Lake, MN 56633


Session 1: "A community health initiative: Addressing family health needs through schools"

Marilynn Jones-Parker, PhD: Phone - (918) 287-8880, Email - drprkr@rpedcs.com

R & P Educational Consulting
One Plaza South, PMB 302
Tahlequah, OK 74464

Presentation:  Icon Child Health_.pdf (24.0 MB)


Session 2


Session 2: "Help the helper: Understanding compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma"

Myra Mabray, MS, LPC, LADC: Phone - (918) 302-0052, Email - mamabray@cnhsa.com
Jami Scott, MS, LPC: Phone - (918) 302-0052, Email - jcscott@cnhsa.com

Choctaw Nation Wind Horse
100 S. Main, Suite A
McAlester, OK 74501


Session 2: "Prevention and social marketing campaigns"

Colbie Caughlan, MPH: Phone - (503) 416-3284, Email - ccaughlan@npaihb.org
Amanda Gaston, MAT: Phone - (503) 416-3284, Email - agaston@npaihb.org

Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board 
2121 SW Broadway, Suite 300
Portland, OR 97201


Session 2: "6 successful strategies to youth suicide prevention in Indian Country"

Julie Jimenez, MSW: Phone - (520) 562-3321, ext. 7031, Email - jrjimenez@grhc.org
Gila River Healthcare Corporation
PO Box 38
Sacaton, AZ 85147


Session 2: "Stepping on stones"

Joanna Johnson, MSW, CAC, CCFC, MAC (Cree): Phone - (903) 291-3456, Email - joannajohnson@therecoverycenter.net
Oglethorpe, Inc.
22 Bermuda Lane
Longview, TX 75605


Session 2: "Healthy relationships: Finding balance"

Zona Franco (Tule River Band of Yokuts): Phone - (559) 782-5554, ext. 2105, Email - zonafranco@aol.com
Phillip Yesslith (Goshute Shoshone): Phone - (559) 788-2779
Tule River Recreation Department
PO Box 1561
Porterville, CA 93258

Presentation:  Icon Living in Balance.pdf (1.5 MB)


Session 3

Session 3: "Traditional Dance Workshop"

Chuck Cadotte (Lakota): Phone - (619) 722-6235, Email - ecadotte@sitvr.com
Soaring Eagles - San Diego City Schools, Indian Education Program
5475 Sycuan Rd.
El Cajon, CA 92019


Session 3: "Contemplative Passages"

Regina Robbins, BS, MA, PhDc (Cherokee): Phone - (402) 559-8167, Email - regina.robbins@unmc.edu
Joanna Robbins, BS (Cherokee): Phone - (402) 559-8167, Email - jojorobbins@yahoo.com
University of Nebraska Medical Center
116 S 44th St
Omaha, NE 68131


Session 3: "Herbal Salve-Making Workshop"

Cynthia King (Lumbee): Phone - (503) 874-9423, Email - cynthia@theherbshed.com
The Herb Shed & Native Forest Remedies
PO Box 822
Silverton, OR 97381


Session 3: "Water Aerobics"

Barbie Johnson, ACSM, NSCACPT, LMT (Cherokee): Phone - (575) 430-2790, Email - barbiej51@hotmail.com
Mescalero Apache Tribe
1200 N. White Sands Blvd. #124
Alamogordo, NM 88310

 

Session 3: "Yoga and meditation as a daily routine: Staying calm in a chaotic world"

Maureen 'Raghurai' Donnelly, PT: Phone - (928) 729-3777, Email - maureen.donnelly@fdihb.org
Tse'hootsooi' Medical Center - Navajo Nation
PO Box 589
Fort Defiance, AZ 86504

Session 4

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 - dsscott@sageways.com
Sage Associates, Inc.
4407 Rose Street
Houston, TX 77007

 

Session 4: "Awakening the Spirit"

Kelly Concho-Hayes, MEd (Navajo/Acoma): Phone - (619) 234-9897, Email - kconcho-hayes@diabetes.org
American Diabetes Association - Native American Outreach
5060 Shoreham
San Diego, CA 92122

 

Session 4: "Three Sisters Gardening Project"

*Denise Mohawk, LPN (Seneca): Phone - (716) 532-8223, ext. 5290, Email - denise.mohawk@senecahealth.org
*Natasha Souter, BS, CLC: Phone - (716) 532-8223, ext. 5268, Email - natasha.souter@senecahealth.org
**Robin Crouse, CLC (Seneca): Phone - (716) 945-5894, ext. 3240, Email - robin.crouse@senecahealth.org
**Tracy Pacini, BS (Seneca): Phone - (716) 945-5894, ext. 3231, Email - tracy.pacini@senecahealth.org
*Seneca Nation Health System
36 Thomas Indian School Drive
Irving, NY 14081

**Seneca Nation Health System
PO Box 500
Salamanca, NY 14779

Session 4: "The Shawl Circle: Hokvke Yekce for HIV prevention"

Kayla Walker (Choctaw): Phone - (580) 277-0367, Email - kayla@mamaknowsinc.org
Mama Knows, Inc.
PO Box 2292
Ardmore, OK 73402

 

Session 4: "Hands-on and visual prevention in action: Reaching all ages"

Niki Graham, BS (Salish): Phone - (406) 275-4920, Email - niki_graham@skc.edu
Alana Bahe, BA (Navajo): Phone - (406) 275-4926, Email - alana_bahe@skc.edu
Center For Prevention & Wellness, Salish Kootenai College
PO Box 70
Pablo, MT 59855

Session 5

Session 5: "Staying in the circle, changing the cycle"

Sarah Springer, MS (Osage/Seneca): Phone - (580) 723-4466, ext. 252, Email - sspringer@omtribe.org
Juliana Dewitt, MS: Phone - (580) 723-4466, ext. 252, Email - nicoljd@okstate.edu
Otoe-Missouria Tribe
8151 Hwy 177
Red Rock, OK 74651

 

Session 5: "Chilling in a goot way"

Patrick Trujillo (Cochiti): Phone - (505) 702-6524, Email - tsinatyi@yahoo.com
A Native Pathway to Healing and Wellness
PO Box 1500
Pena Blanca, NM 87041

Session 5: "Collaborative partnership to improve response to domestic violence and sexual assault"

*Debbie Demientieff, AAS (Athabascan): Phone - (907) 729-3795, Email - dmdemientieff@anthc.org
***Shirley Moses, MEd (Inupiaq Eskimo): Phone - (907) 455-4725, ext. 224, Email - shirleymoses@yahoo.com
Tia Holley, BSW, AAS (Inupiaq Eskimo): Email - tiamholley@yahoo.com
**Laura Baéz, LCSW, LPD: Phone - (907) 729-4594, Email - lbaez@anthc.org
Elsie Boudreau, LMSW: Email - elsie.boudreau@providence.org
*Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
4000 Ambassador Drive, Mail Stop: DC HS
Anchorage, AK 99508

**Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
3900 Ambassador Drive, Suite 401
Anchorage, AK 99508

***Fairbanks Native Association
2550 Lawlor Rd
Fairbanks, AK 99708


Session 5: "Peer whole health"

Roberta Howard, LCS, MS, MA, BHP, BHT, PSS (Apache): Phone - (928) 442-9205, ext. 3, Email - rhoward@nazcare.org
Delbert Carr, BHT, PSS: Phone - (928) 532-3108, Email - dcarr@nazcare.org

NAZCARE
599 White Spar Rd.
Prescott, AZ 86303

Session 5: "Circle of Keepers: Native American foster care warriors"

Maria Scannapieco, PhD, MSW: Email - mscannapieco@uta.edu
Nethia White (Kickapoo Tribe): Phone - (405) 964-5426, Email - nethia_white@kickapootribeofoklahoma.com
Susan Ferrari, LMSW: Email - sferrari@uta.edu

Mountains & Plains Child Welfare Implementation Center
University of Texas at Arlington
211 South Cooper
Arlington, TX 76019

Session 5: "Transforming burnout"

Alan Shelton, MD, MPH: Phone - (253) 593-0232, Email - alan@eptna.com
Puyallup Tribal Health Authority
PO Box 8605
Tacoma, WA 98418

Session 6


Session 6: "Traditional Dance Workshop"

Chuck Cadotte (Lakota): Phone - (619) 722-6235, Email - ecadotte@sitvr.com

Soaring Eagles - San Diego City Schools, Indian Education Program
5475 Sycuan Rd.
El Cajon, CA 92019


Session 6: "Medicine Bag: A sewing and beading project"

Phillip Yesslith (Goshute Shoshone): Phone - (559) 788-2779
Tule River Recreation Department
PO Box 1561
Porterville, CA 93258


Session 6: "Aromatherapy sprays for health and wellness"

Cynthia King (Lumbee): Phone - (503) 874-9423, Email - cynthia@theherbshed.com

The Herb Shed & Native Forest Remedies
PO Box 822
Silverton, OR 97381


Session 6: "Meditation and awareness: Interconnectedness and how to heal"

Maureen 'Raghurai' Donnelly, PT: Phone - (928) 729-3777, Email - maureen.donnelly@fdihb.org
Tse'hootsooi' Medical Center - Navajo Nation
PO Box 589
Fort Defiance, AZ 86504

Session 7

 

Session 7: "Walking in balance: Native people and the healthy diabetic foot"

Carol Wesley, MS (Choctaw): Phone - (619) 739-3806, Email - i_forget_34@ymail.com
Indian Human Resource Center
5252 El Cajon Blvd, #233
San Diego, CA 92115

 

Session 7: "Walk this weigh"

Barbie Johnson, ACSM, NSCACPT, LMT (Cherokee): Phone - (575) 430-2790, Email - barbiej51@hotmail.com
Mescalero Apache Tribe
1200 N. White Sands Blvd. #124
Alamogordo, NM 88310

 

 

Session 7: "The P-3 Factor: Energizing your self-health with presence, power and purpose"

Carol LaRue, OTR/L: Phone - (913) 341-6607, Email - lifecentrics@sbcglobal.net
LifeCentrics
55610 E 315 Rd
Jay, OK 74346


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 - rbryan-auker@nnaapc.org

National Native American AIDS Prevention Center (NNAAPC)
720 S Colorado Blvd., Suite 650-S
Denver, CO 80246