Traditional Medicine Summit Agenda

NIH 2019 Traditional Medicine Summit
Maintaining and Protecting Culture through Healing

A unique 3-day discussion convening American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) traditional healers, health care providers, and academic researchers in dialogue concerning the intersection of research, health services, and traditional healing practices.

Goals of the summit include:

  • Identifying approaches to respectful collaboration between traditional medicine practitioners and health researchers
  • Exploring the relationships between traditional medicine and health care services
  • Connecting younger generations of AI/AN people to traditional medicine, integrative health care, and academic research

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 – Friday, November 22, 2019
Aurora, Colorado

Nighthorse Campbell Native Health Building
13055 E 17th Ave, Aurora, CO 80045

Traditional Medicine Practitioner Retreat - Day 1 – November 20, 2019

Closed event intended only for Traditional Medicine Practitioners and invitees

Schedule

Topic (suggested)

Presenter/Facilitator

8:45 – 9:00 am

Opening ceremony

  • Inviting Creator, Holy Ones, Spirit Helpers for guidance
  • Offering ceremony
  • Blessing of Traditional Medicine Summit

Cecelia Bull Bear
Local Traditional Healers and Medicine People

9:00 – 10:30 am

Welcome and Introductions

  • Opening Remarks
  • Introductions: Traditional Healers, Spiritual Leaders

Joseph, P. Gone (Gros Ventre)
Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine
Harvard University

Michelle Kahn-John (Diné)
Clinical Associate Professor
University of Arizona

Don Warne (Oglala Lakota)
Director, Indians to Medicine
North Dakota University

Dave Wilson (Diné)
Director,
Tribal Health Research Office
National Institutes of Health

Lisa Sundberg (Yurok)
Chair, NIH Tribal Advisory
Committee

Traditional Medicine Practitioners and Invitees

10:30-10:45 am

Break

 

10:45 – 12:30 pm

Welcome and Introductions
(continued)

  • Health administrators, providers

Joseph, P. Gone (Gros Ventre)

Michelle Kahn-John (Diné)

Don Warne (Oglala Lakota)

Traditional Medicine Practitioners and Invitees

12:30 – 2:00 pm

Lunch

 

2:00 – 3:30 pm

Facilitated Discussion:

What do health care researchers, admins, and policy-makers most need to understand about traditional medicine?

Joseph, P. Gone (Gros Ventre)

Michelle Kahn-John (Diné)

Don Warne (Oglala Lakota)

Traditional Medicine Practitioners and Invitees

3:30 – 3:45 pm

Break

 

3:45 – 5:15 pm           

Facilitated Discussion:

How can health researchers best partner with traditional medicine practitioners to advance appropriate understanding?

Joseph, P. Gone (Gros Ventre)

Michelle Kahn-John (Diné)

Don Warne (Oglala Lakota)

Traditional Medicine Practitioners and Invitees

 

Wrap Up and Next Steps
Closing Prayer

 

TBD

 

Traditional Medicine Practitioner Retreat Day 2 (Morning) – November 21, 2019

Closed event intended only for Traditional Medicine Practitioners and invitees

Schedule

Topic (suggested)

Presenter/Facilitator

8:45 – 9:00 am

Opening Blessing

TBD

9:00 – 10:30 am

Public Session Agenda
Create agenda for public program (4 sessions)

 

Joseph, P. Gone (Gros Ventre)

Michelle Kahn-John (Diné)

Don Warne (Oglala Lakota)

Traditional Medicine Practitioners and Invitees

10:30 – 10:45 am

 Break
 

 

10:45 – 12:30 pm

Public Session Content
Designate topics and speakers for public program (4 sessions)

Joseph, P. Gone (Gros Ventre)

Michelle Kahn-John (Diné)

Don Warne (Oglala Lakota)

Traditional Medicine Practitioners and Invitees

12:30 – 2:00 pm

Lunch

 

 

Public Summit – November 21, 2019

Open session intended for public audience

Schedule

Topic (suggested)

Presenter/Facilitator

9:45 – 10:00 am

Public Session Opening

Denver Community Representative

10:00 – 11:30 am

Welcome & Orientation: Public Session

CDC Presentation: Implementation Science

  • Traditional Medicine practices in AI/AN communities including Urban Indians

 

Lisa Sundberg (Yurok)

Don Warne (Oglala Lakota)

Nicole Redvers

11:30 – 12:30 pm

 Traditional Medicine and NCCIH

  • Eastern Traditional Medicine

-Mind & body together
-Maintaining & protecting culture
-Funding mechanisms

Cassandra Quave, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor,
Center for the Study of Human Health
Emory University

Peter Wayne, Ph.D.
Associate Professor,
Harvard Medical School and Bringham and Women’s Hospital

12:30 – 2:00 pm

Lunch

 

2:00 pm

 Private and public groups mix

 

2:00 – 3:30 pm

Presentation Session I

Perception
(Spirituality)

David Tsosie

Larry Ground

Shirley Holmberg

Tony Davis

Jessie Takak

3:30 – 3:45 pm

Break

 

3:45 – 5:15 pm

 Presentation Session II

Translation
(Humility)

David Begay

Chris Tall Bear

John Tsosie

Rick Two Dogs

Ethleen Iron Cloud-Two Dogs

 

Closing Prayer / Ceremony

 

 

Public Summit – November 22, 2019

Open session intended for public audience

Schedule

Topic (suggested)

Presenter/Facilitator

8:30 – 8:45 am

Opening Blessing

Denver Community Representative

8:45 – 9:00 am

NCCIH Overview

Helene Langevin, MD
Director,
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
National Institutes of Health

Don Warne (Oglala Lakota)

9:00 – 10:30 am

Presentation Session III

Protection
(Sustainability)

Maria Yellow Horse Brave Heart

David Johns

Lorenzo Jim

Rick Two Dogs

Sheila Goldtooth

10:30 – 10: 45 am

Break

 

10:45 – 12:15 pm

Presentation Session IV

Contribution
(Accountability)

Chenoa Bah Stilwell-Jensen

Gary Ferguson II

Miguel Flores Jr.

Donna Galbreath

12:15 – 12:45 pm

Closing/Travel Blessing

TBD

This page last reviewed on December 31, 2019