Apr
23
Tue
Wakanyeja: A conference on American Indian behavioral Health @ University of Nebraska at Omaha
Apr 23 @ 5:30 pm – 8:15 pm
Stories of Survival

5:30 p.m.: Doors open, food and conversation
6 – 8:15 p.m.: Program and discussion
Alcohol was introduced to indigenous communities since the first contact with Europeans. The resulting substance abuse and its impact has challenged these communities. This panel will share stories of the efforts to address this issue on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Panelists include:
• Frank LaMere, Winnebago, activist
• Nora Boesem, Founder of Roots to Wings in South Dakota
• Omar Abdul-Rahman, Director of genetic medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Munroe-Meyer Institute

Apr
24
Wed
Wakanyeja: A conference on American Indian behavioral Health @ Michael F. Sorrell Center
Apr 24 all-day

Conference speakers

Ruby Gibson, mixed blood, Executive Director of Freedom Lodge
Jennifer Giroux, Rosebud Sioux, United States Public Health Service
Fay Givens, Mississippi Choctaw/Cherokee, Executive Director of American Indian Services at Michigan
Joseph Marshall III, Rosebud Sioux, Writer / Actor 
Kay McGowan, Mississippi Choctaw/Cherokee, Adjunct Professor of Anthropology and Native American Studies at Eastern Michigan University
Tim McGowan, President and Founder of Networks of Support 
Magda Peck, Adjunct Professor of Public Health and Pediatrics at the University of Nebraska Medical Center
Charles Sitting Bull, Oglala Sioux, Director of Behavioral Health for Indian Health Service at Pine Ridge Hospital
Lancer Stephens, Wichita/Muscogee (Creek), Director of Special Populations Outreach and Assistant Professor of Research in the Department of Health Promotion Sciences, College of Public Health at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Larry Voegele, Standing Rock Sioux, Chief Executive Officer at Ponca Health Centers at Omaha 
Melissa Walls, Anishinaabe, Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Biobehavioral Health at the University of Minnesota Medical School at Duluth 
Donald Warne, Oglala Sioux, Director of Indians into Medicine
David Wilson, Director of NIH Tribal Health Research Office

Apr
26
Fri
Free Screenings of UmoNhoN Iye The Omaha Speaks @ Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm
Apr
27
Sat
Free Screenings of UmoNhoN Iye The Omaha Speaks @ Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center
Apr 27 @ 3:00 pm