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National Indian Health Board Releases Online Training to Support Non-Native Entities to Respectfully Engage with Tribal Nations
|WASHINGTON, DC—July 21, 2020— The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is pleased to release the Working with Tribal Nations Training , a free, interactive e-course intended to build the capacity of state and federal government officials and other non-Native stakeholders to work collaboratively and effectively with American Indian and Alaska Native Tribes and Tribal systems. The training provides background on Indigenous people’s contact with Europeans, how the colonial experience has impacted the health and well-being of Tribal populations and best practices for successful engagement with Tribal governments.|
|Created by NIHB with funding and support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Working with Tribal Nations Training is part of NIHB’s aim to expand knowledge about Tribes across all levels of government; elevate the visibility of American Indian and Alaska Native healthcare and public health needs; and improve non-Native government employees’ familiarity and comfort with working alongside Tribes.|
The training module was created using input from CDC officials, NIHB member organizations, American Indian and Alaska Native partners and other governmental and non-Native stakeholders. The training underwent two rounds of pilot testing and review prior its public release.
“While the training is intended for state and federal government officials, it is publicly available to all interested people at no cost,” added Bohlen. “It may also be useful for other professionals, such as those who are working with Tribal leaders or conducting consultation activities.”
Learn more about NIHB’s work at www.nihb.org .
|National Indian Health Board Mission Statement|
Established by the Tribes to advocate as the united voice of federally recognized American Indian and Alaska Native Tribes, NIHB seeks to reinforce Tribal sovereignty, strengthen Tribal health systems, secure resources, and build capacity to achieve the highest level of health and well-being for our People.