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2019 Great Plains Conference - Wakanyéja - Mobilizing for Action

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
7:30 am5:00 pm
Michael F. Sorrell Center at 649 S. 42nd St. in Omaha, Neb.

April 24: Wakanyéja - Mobilizing for Action
7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. (detailed schedule to come)
Conference speakers
• Ruby Gibson, mixed blood, Executive Director of Freedom Lodge
• Fay Givens, Mississippi Choctaw/Cherokee, Executive Director of American Indian Services at Michigan
• Joseph Marshall III, Rosebud Sioux, Writer / Actor
• Kay McGowan, Mississippi Choctaw/Cherokee, Adjunct Professor of Anthropology and Native American Studies at Eastern Michigan University
• Tim McGowan, President and Founder of Networks of Support
• Magda Peck, Adjunct Professor of Public Health and Pediatrics at the University of Nebraska Medical Center
• Charles Sitting Bull, Oglala Sioux, Former Director of Behavioral Health for Indian Health Service at Pine Ridge Hospital
• Lancer Stephens, Wichita/Muscogee (Creek), Director of Special Populations Outreach and Assistant Professor of Research in the Department of Health Promotion Sciences, College of Public Health at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
• Larry Voegele, Standing Rock Sioux, Chief Executive Officer at Ponca Health Centers at Omaha
• Melissa Walls, Anishinaabe, Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Biobehavioral Health at the University of Minnesota Medical School at Duluth
• Donald Warne, Oglala Lakota, Director of Indians into Medicine
• David Wilson, Director of NIH Tribal Health Research Office

The April 24 event will take place at the Michael F. Sorrell Center at 649 S. 42nd St. in Omaha, Neb.


General attendee: $75 (includes sessions and meals)
Students: $15 (use code 2019STU)

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