CANHR held the "Historical Perspectives on Alaska Native Health Care," workshop on Thursday, March 29.
The workshop, part of continuing education for CANHR staff and faculty, featured H. Sally Smith as the keynote speaker. Smith is the chair of the Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation board of directors, and an executive member on the National Indian Health Board.
She was joined by Lisa Jaeger, who will present the video “Tribal Nations: The Story of Federal Indian Law" and then follow with a discussion on Indian law in Alaska.
Miranda Wright spoke about the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, and Paul Sherry explained the formation and purpose of Alaska Native health care organizations.
Jaeger is the tribal government specialist for Tanana Chiefs Conference. Wright is the director of UAF Alaska Native Studies Rural Development and a Doyon, Ltd. board member. Sherry is the former CEO of the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, and past TCC health director.
The workshop was funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health, using American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds. Agenda