Mountain States Regional Health Equity Council (RHEC)
Native American Cultural Competency Webinar Series: Overview of Working with Tribal Governments
Febraury 16th, 2017 at 12:00pm CST
Are you interested in learning more about tribal communities and how to work with their tribal government?
Mountain States Regional Health Equity Council (RHEC) aims to end health disparities in Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming. One of its main priority areas is to provide education and awareness of Cultural and Linguistic Competency within the region. In 2017, it will host a webinar training series on the history of tribes and treaties, utilization of CLAS Standards and cultural sensitivity when working with tribal communities, and the impact of cultural needs assessments. Upon completion of this webinar, the participants will be able to accomplish the following from the specific tribal perspective:
1. Describe tribal communities and the history of American Indian law and policies
2. Discuss the self-determination component of tribes with regard to the environment and natural resources, as well the Federal Government’s treaty obligations
3. Describe the healthcare system within Indian Country, including an explanation of tribally operated 638 programs and Indian Health Service direct healthcare services