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Winter is traditionally storytelling time for many Indigenous communities. Check out our Storytelling flyer to access some great Indigenous storytelling resources.

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Social wellness is strongly linked to cultural connection for Native peoples and communities. Especially in winter months, when weather may force more isolation and the holiday season may trigger feelings of trauma, tending to your social wellness is essential. Download our fact sheet for tips and resources on improving your social wellness.

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Culture Cards: Guides for non-Native Providers

June 4, 2021

Our staff have developed a series of pocket cards (and electronic versions available on our website) for non-Native providers to reference when collaborating with Native communities or working with Native clients to increase cultural humility and openness. If you would like to request a mailing of these pocket cards, please contact us at

The series can be found by clicking here. 


Surviving Bad (2022) |Ep. 23| - History, Health, and the American Indian.

Surviving Bad (2022) |Ep. 23| - History, Health, and the American Indian.

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Surviving Bad (2022) |Ep. 23| - History, Health, and the American Indian

Dr. Anne Helene Skinstad and Sean Bear collaborated with The Partnership for A Healthy Iowa to create a video discussing the Native American community, and how it is more than history, it is a culture that has endured and is working hard to flourish. In some ways the plight of Native Americans has paved the way to the future.

Leadership Academy Cohort III Graduation in California

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November 5, 2021

Surrounded by likeminded behavioral health professionals, the American Indian and Alaska Native Leadership Academy Cohort III participants met at the Viejo Tribal-owned U.S. Grant Hotel in downtown San Diego, CA. Dr. Anthony Pico delivered an inspiring keynote address to the graduates and other guests.

Mentees delivered end of year project presentations, virtually or in person. Examples included Melanie Hazle’s presentation on “Implementing Trauma Informed Care in Primary Care Settings” and Lynn Bigboy’s talk about the “Mashkizibii Mentoring Project – Bad River Survival Revival Series”.  Presenters commonly emphasized the importance of upholding a strong focus on culture while working in behavioral health in Native communities. The Leadership Academy congratulates an amazing group of earnest, hardworking and talented people, and wishes all participants the best in their future endeavors.

If you would like information about the AI/AN Leadership Academy, please contact Monica Dreyer Rossi @

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