2013 Indigenous Health Summit

Global Approaches to Indigenous Health Promotion

The Research for Indigenous Community Health (RICH) Center's 2013 Indigenous Health Summit

The theme for this year's event was Global Approaches to Indigenous Health Promotion. The Summit featured internationally recognized keynote speakers, research poster sessions, a traditional healing seminar, social activities, and the unveiling of RICH's new home at the Gimaajii Center in downtown Duluth. This conference was free and open to the public.  




Available Presentations


Anthony L. Stately, Ph.D. and Dolores Subia Bigfoot, Ph.D., "Carrying the Stories of Our Ancestors: Promoting Healing in Tribal Communities."

Rihi Te Nana, “He Kōkonga Whare: The Impact of Sexual Violence On Māori."

Featured Keynote Speakers


  • Leonie Pihama, PhD, (Maori), Senior Research Fellow at the Te Kōtahi Institute, University of Waikato, and Director of Māori And Indigenous Analysis Ltd, a Kaupapa Māori research company
  • Malia Villegas, PhD, (Alutiiq/Sugpiaq, Alaska Native), National Congress on American Indians, Director of Research.
  • Karina Walters, PhD, (Choctaw Nation), Director Professor and William P. and Ruth Gerberding Endowed 
Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Washington, Director of Indigenous Wellness Research Institute
  • Rihi Te Nana (Maori) , University of Waikato, Maori Research.

Traditional Medicines Workshop

  • Terry Maresca, MD (Mohawk), Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine in the Department of Family Medicine and the Native American Center of Excellence in Seattle, Washington and works with tribal elders in incorporating traditional healing medicines with western medicine 

Contact Michelle Johnson-Jennings mjj@d.umn.edu or Melissa Walls mlwalls@d.umn.edu.

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