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Aii CONFERENCE POSTPONED, PLEASE STAY HEALTH-AWARE!

It is apparent in recent reports from the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization that the pandemic, coronavirus (COVID-19), continues to spread globally and throughout the United States. Most states, tribes and universities have instituted travel bans on domestic travel. The federal government as well as 40 states have issued states of emergency. Due to COVID-19, the call not to hold large gatherings, and the resulting travel restrictions, it has become painfully clear that it is necessary to postpone the American Indian Institutes Native Women and Men’s Wellness Conference scheduled at the Catamaran Resort Hotel for April 14-16, 2020.

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General CEUs: The University of Oklahoma will provide 1.5 CEUs or 15 contact hours to any participants seeking continuing education. No cost.

 

 

Monday, April 13, 2020

 

Noon

5:00 PM

REGISTRATION

Upstairs Foyer

2:00 PM

5:00 PM

EXHIBITS OPEN

Upstairs Foyer

 

 

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

 

7:00 AM

5:00 PM

EXHIBITS OPEN

Upstairs Foyer

7:00 AM

4:15 PM

REGISTRATION

Upstairs Foyer

8:00 AM

5:00 PM

ELDERS ROOM – Open Each Day

 

7:30 AM

7:45 AM

COFFEE, FRUIT

Upstairs Foyer

7:45 AM

8:00 AM

SMUDGING CEREMONY (optional)

On the Beach

8:15 AM

8:45 AM

GENERAL SESSION
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Prayer/Blessing/Song/Land Acknowledgement/Cultural Engagement

Featuring Master of Ceremonies Patrick Trujillo, Private Consultant
(Cochiti Pueblo/Jemez Pueblo),
Dr. Belinda Biscoe and Dr. Nina Barbee

Kon Tiki Ballroom

8:45 AM

10:45 AM

KEYNOTE ADDRESS  - WALKING ON THE RED ROAD:COOKING WITH ANCESTRAL NATIVE FOODS FOR CONTEMPORARY HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Featuring: Dr. (Chef) Lois Ellen Frank (Kiowa) and
Chef Walter Whitewater (Dine/Navajo) World-Recognized, James Beard Award Winners

Kon Tiki Ballroom

10:45 AM11:00 AMTRAVEL BREAK 

11:00 AM

NOON

SPECIAL SESSION – KEYNOTE ADDRESS
School Crisis Recovery: A Community and School Partnership (Mental Health Emergencies)

CDR Richard Skaggs, RS, MPH, (IHS/NAV)

Kon Tiki Ballroom

NOON

1:00 PM

HEALTHY LUNCH PROVIDED

Kon Tiki Ballroom

12:30 AM

1:00 PM

CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT

Kon Tiki Ballroom

1:00 PM

2:00 PM

SPECIAL SESSION – KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Physical Activity for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation:
Refining the Physical Activity Services to Move the MCN Forward

James Fife, B.S., B.A., ACE-CPT
Exercise Is Medicine - Credential Level 1
Exercise & Fitness Specialist - Okemah

Kimberlee Little, MEd., CPT
Exercise & Fitness Specialist – Eufaula

Kon Tiki Ballroom

2:00 PM

2:15 PM

TRAVEL BREAK

Upstairs Foyer

2:15 PM

3:15 PM

CONCURRENT SESSIONS 1

 
  

Session 1 - Indigenous Health and Wellness:
Haudenosaunee Foods and Challenges in the Modern World

Aicha Smith-Belghaba & Deyowidron’t (Teri) Morrow, Six Nations of Canada

Toucan
  

Session 2 - NativeWellnessLife
Orville Desjarlais

Macaw
  

Session 3 - The Foundation to Healing
Patrick Trujillo

Cockatoo
  

Session 4 - Walk this Weigh: What Have You Got to Lose?
Barbie Johnson

Boardroom West

3:15 PM

3:30PM

TRAVEL BREAK

Upstairs Foyer

3:30 PM

4:30 PM

CONCURRENT SESSIONS 2

 
  

Session 1 - Decoding the Fountain of Youth
Sterling Running Stream

Toucan
  

Session 2 - Mind Body Connection
Marilyn Jones-Parker

Macaw
  

Session 3 - Understanding Cultural Identity in Times of Hardship and Struggle
Marlin Kingi

Cockatoo
  

Session 4 - Forgive and Let Go of the Monkey Chatter That Distracts Your Peace and Joy
Denise Ally

Boardroom West

4:40 PM

5:30 PM

SPECIAL SESSION - HEALING CIRCLE
Led by Patrick Trujillo, Private Consultant
(Cochiti Pueblo/Jemez Pueblo)

Kon Tiki Ballroom

5:30 PM

6:30 PM

WATER EXERCISES (OPTIONAL)

Hotel Pool

7:00 PM

8:30 PM

MOVIE NIGHT
Gather Together for a Movie

Kon Tiki Ballroom

 

 

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

 

7:00 AM

7:30 AM

MORNING STRETCH AND WALK (OPTIONAL)

Lawn

7:00 AM

5:00 PM

EXHIBITS OPEN

Upstairs Foyer

7:00 AM

4:15 PM

REGISTRATION

Upstairs Foyer

7:30 AM

7:45 AM

COFFEE, FRUIT

Upstairs Foyer

7:45 AM

8:00 AM

SMUDGING CEREMONY (OPTIONAL)

On the Beach

8:15 AM

8:30 AM

GENERAL SESSION
MORNING WELCOME PRAYER

Featuring Master of Ceremonies-Patrick Trujillo, Private Consultant
(Cochiti Pueblo/Jemez Pueblo)

Kon Tiki Ballroom

8:30 AM

9:30 AM

KEYNOTE ADDRESS
HEALING TRAUMA: FINDING MY PATH TO HOPE AND WELLNESS

CAPT Kari Hearod (Choctaw), LCSW,
SAMHSA Region 6 Regional Administrator
(AR, LA, OK, NM, TX and 68 Federally Recognized Tribes)
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

Kon Tiki Ballroom

9:30 AM

9:45 AM

TRAVEL BREAK

Upstairs Foyer

9:45 AM10:45 AMCONCURRENT SESSIONS 3 
  

Session 1 - There is a Concern with Diabetes in Native Country: Returning to Culture - A Systematic Review
Kathy Beaulieu-Sanders

Toucan

  

Session 2 - The Patient’s Journey: Lowering Diabetes by Following the Health Hub Pathways Model
Jessie Perez

McCaw

  

Session 3 - Tribal Community-Based Cancer Education
Francine Gachupi

Cockatoo

  

Session 4 - Using Humor to Rekindle the Spirit Within
Patrick Trujillo

Boardroom West

10:45 AM

11:00 AM

TRAVEL BREAK

 

11:00 AM

NOON

HEALTHY LUNCH PROVIDED

Lawn

NOON12:30 PMCULTURAL ENGAGEMENTKon Tiki Ballroom

12:30 PM

2:00 PM

GENERAL SESSION - KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Native Health and Wellness Through the Lens of Resilience

Belinda Biscoe, PhD, ICPS, OCADDPA
Interim Senior Associate Vice President,
Director of the Southwest Prevention Center,
University of Oklahoma Outreach

Kon Tiki Ballroom

2:00 PM

2:15 PM

TRAVEL BREAK

Upstairs Foyer

2:15 PM3:15 PM

CONCURRENT SESSIONS 4

 
  

Session 1 - Nourishing Our Indigenous Languages: A Wellness Journey
Charlotte Ross

Toucan
  

Session 2 - Skill Builders: Physical Activity Program for Youth
Toqua Ticeahkie

Macaw
  

Session 3 - Herbal Aromatherapy Salve-Making Session
Cynthia King
Limit is 25 people

Cockatoo
  

Session 4 - Tour de Ute Fitness Zones for Healthy Futures
Beverly Santicola, Juanita Plentyholes, Todd Giesen, K’ia WhiteSkunk

Boardroom West

3:15 PM

3:45 PM

CHAIR EXERCISES
Barbie Johnson, ACSM, NSCA-PT, LMT (Cherokee)

Kon Tiki Ballroom

3:45 PM

4:45 PM

SPECIAL SESSION - HEALING CIRCLE
Led by Patrick Trujillo, Private Consultant
(Cochiti Pueblo/Jemez Pueblo)

Kon Tiki Ballroom

Thursday, April 16, 2020

7:00 AM

7:30 AM

MORNING STRETCH AND WALK (OPTIONAL)

Lawn

7:30 AM

7:45 AM

SMUDGING CEREMONY (VOLUNTARY)

On the Beach

8:00 AM

8:15 AM

GENERAL SESSION - MORNING WELCOME PRAYER
Featuring Master of Ceremonies-Patrick Trujillo, Private Consultant
(Cochiti Pueblo/Jemez Pueblo)

Kon Tiki Ballroom

8:15 AM

9:45 AM

KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Navajo Wellness Model

Samantha R. Claw, R.S. M.P.H
Service Unit Sanitarian
Office of Environmental Health, IHS

Randy W. John, Public Health Advisor
OEHE/HIS

Kon Tiki Ballroom

9:45 AM

10:00 AM

TRAVEL BREAK

Upstairs Foyer

10:00 AM

11:00 AM

SPECIAL SESSION – KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Sharpen Your Tools: Understanding Ways to Prevent Substance Misuse

Traci M. Murray, PhD, MPH, RN, CPH
LT, USPHS, ARA, SAMHSA Region VI

Kon Tiki Ballroom

11:00 AM

11:15 AM

HEALTHY BREAK (SNACKS PROVIDED)

Upstairs Foyer

11:15 AM

12:15 PM

CONCURRENT SESSIONS 5

 

 

 

Session 1- Herbal Aromatherapy Salve-Making Session
Cynthia King
Limit is 25 people

Cockatoo
  

Session 2- Nisitodan Atagaawin: Understanding Gaming
Ron Linklater

Macaw
  

Session 3- Training for Your First Ironman Triathlon
William P. Sellars

Toucan
  

Session 4 - Community Health and Development,
Youth, a Path to a Healthier Future

Johnson Caye

Boardroom West

12:15 PM

1:15 PM

CLOSING SESSION - CLOSING CIRCLE
Patrick Trujillo, Private Consultant
(Cochiti Pueblo/Jemez Pueblo)

Kon Tiki Ballroom

10:30 AM

12:30 PM

DISTRIBUTION OF CEU’S AND EVALUATIONS
Please return evaluations to registration desk.

Upstairs Foyer

12:00 PM

2:00 PM

REGISTRATION FOR NATIVE FITNESS TRAINING AND
STRESSCARE: MASTERY AND MENTOR TRAINING 1

Upstairs Foyer

5:30 PM

6:60 PM

WATER EXERCISE (OPTIONAL)

Hotel Pool

 

Aii CONFERENCE POSTPONED, PLEASE STAY HEALTH-AWARE!

It is apparent in recent reports from the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization that the pandemic, coronavirus (COVID-19), continues to spread globally and throughout the United States. Most states, tribes and universities have instituted travel bans on domestic travel. The federal government as well as 40 states have issued states of emergency. Due to COVID-19, the call not to hold large gatherings, and the resulting travel restrictions, it has become painfully clear that it is necessary to postpone the American Indian Institutes Native Women and Men’s Wellness Conference scheduled at the Catamaran Resort Hotel for April 14-16, 2020.