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2nd Annual Native Youth Mental Health and Wellness Conference

September 15-18, 2020

Speakers & Conference Information

Speakers

James Ramos
California Assembly Member
(Serrano/Cahuilla)

Dr. Kishan Lara-Cooper
Associate Professor & Chair Child Development, HSU
(Yurok/Hupa/Karuk)

Frank Waln
Award Winning Lakota Hip Hop Artist
(Sicangu Lakota)

Notah Begay III
Four-time PGA Tour winner
(Pueblos of San Felipe & Isleta/Diné)

Topics Include

Positive Youth Development, identity development, culture based youth programming, stress management.

Goals

Share information and highlight programs that may assist with youth mental health, resiliency, and support, including school mental health and other programs. 

Who Can Attend

Open to the public but of particular interest to Native youth and Native youth mental health program providers and administrators.

Please Note: There are two registration options below; one specifically for youth and one specifically for administrators/providers.

Youth Registration

Registration is a two part process. Please be sure to register for the webinar AND the youth meetings below.

Step One

Registration for this conference is a 2 part process. Please begin by registering here for the webinar:

Webinar Details

Tuesday, September 15th
12:00-1:30pm: "Everybody has a Story" with Keynote Speaker: Notah Begay III (Pueblos of San Felipe and Isleta/Diné), a four-time PGA Tour winner and current golf analyst for NBC Sports and The Golf Channel.

Wednesday, September 16th
3:30-5:00pm: Flower Dance Sing, Introduction by IHS/State Mental Health, Keynote by Assembly Member Ramos, Youth video and ice(break)ers
6:30-7:00pm: Closing

Thursday, September 17th
3:30-5:00pm: Opening prayer, Introduction by IHS/State Mental Health, Keynote by Dr. Kishan Lara-Cooper, Youth video and ice(break)ers
6:30-7:00pm: Closing

Friday, September 18th
3:30-5:00pm: Opening prayer, Keynote by Frank Waln, Introduction by IHS/State Mental Health, Youth video and ice(break)ers
6:30-7:00pm: Ted Hernandez, Wiyot Chairman closing words, Flower Dance Sing

Step Two

Please complete the second registration step for the youth meetings below by emailing Judith Dauberman at jdauberm@stanford.edu

Youth Meetings Details

Wednesday, September 16th
Navigating Academia as Native Peoples 
Panelists share their experiences on persevering through the U.S. American education system as Native students.
Karuk Tribal Youth Council and Two Feathers Mentors
Facilitated by Charley Reed (Two Feathers Mentor) and Aja Conrad

Thursday, September 17th
Native LGBTQ2 + Resilience 
Native youth discuss Native LGBTQ2+ cultures, experiences, and visibilities in their communities and how this impacts their identity development.
Misty Sandoval, Jojo Grant, Joseph Montes, Chloe Hunter (Central Valley High School), Trinity Colegrove
Facilitated by Ellen Colegrove

Friday, September 18th
Serving Native Youth Amid Covid-19: Youth Roundtable

Bennae Calac, Jude Marshall, Manny Lieras, Dr. Sara Chase
Facilitated by Keoki Burbank & Bubba Riggins

Provider/Educator/Administrator Registration

Registration is a two part process. Please be sure to register for the webinar AND the Providers/Educators/Administrators meeting sessions below.

Step One

Registration for this conference is a 2 part process. Please begin by registering here for the webinar  for all conference attendees:

Webinar Details

Tuesday, September 15th
12:00-1:30pm: "Everybody has a Story" with Keynote Speaker: Notah Begay III (Pueblos of San Felipe and Isleta/Diné), a four-time PGA Tour winner and current golf analyst for NBC Sports and The Golf Channel.

Wednesday, September 16th
3:30-5:00pm: Flower Dance Sing, Introduction by IHS/State Mental Health, Keynote by Assembly Member Ramos, Youth video and ice(break)ers
6:30-7:00pm: Closing

Thursday, September 17th
3:30-5:00pm: Opening prayer, Introduction by IHS/State Mental Health, Keynote by Dr. Kishan Lara-Cooper, Youth video and ice(break)ers
6:30-7:00pm: Closing

Friday, September 18th
3:30-5:00pm: Opening prayer, Keynote by Frank Waln, Introduction by IHS/State Mental Health, Youth video and ice(break)ers
6:30-7:00pm: Ted Hernandez, Wiyot Chairman closing words, Flower Dance Sing

Step Two

Please complete the second registration step by registering for the Providers/Educators/Administrators meetings below.

Providers/Educators/Administrators Meeting Details

Wednesday, September 16th
School Systems Work with Tribal Youth
This multi-disciplinary panel of teachers, social workers, and behavioral specialists will uplift innovative and culturally-relevant practices when working with Tribal youth.
Frank Tuttle, Marlee Mansfield-Chavez, Cheryl Tuttle
Facilitated by Keoki Burbank (Two Feathers Mentor)

Thursday, September 17th
Best Practices: Culture as Prevention

Health professionals will illustrate the many ways in which culture-based strategies effectively uplift holistic wellness.
Sasha Spite, Calvin Hendricks, Tasha Norton, Robbie Lara
Facilitated by Wakara Scott and Charlene Juan

Friday, September 18th
Serving Native Youth Amid Covid-19: Providers Roundtable

Toby Ewing, Virgil Moorehead Jr., Janet King, Britta Guerrero, Virginia Hedrick
Facilitated by Emily Williams

Conference Agenda