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Member Education Sessions: Mental Health and Wellness

1:00pm-2:30pm EST

Event Description

In our journey toward balance and well-being, it’s essential to recognize and nurture mental health continually. As we’ve seen an embrace and shift in mainstream society’s approach to mental health, disparities forced upon Indigenous communities have also become abundantly clear. Time and time again, disproportional statistics are found to be present within our communities, our elders, and our youth. Generational trauma and a variety of other challenges have created a web of challenging barriers when approaching the hard work of bringing our full selves to each space that we occupy.

Native Americans in Philanthropy was honored to spotlight some of these advocates in our May Member Education Session. We welcomed Dr. Autumn BlackDeer (Cheyenne) of the University of Denver, Monique Castro (Diné/Xicana) of Indigenous Circle of Wellness, and Psychologist Dr. Glenna Stumblingbear-Riddle (Kiowa), who engaged in a conversation about mental health awareness and support in Indigenous communities. 

Watch the broadcast now on NAP’s YouTube Channel and be sure to subscribe to the NAP YouTube channel for more informative and important resources on Native communities.


About Our Speakers


Dr. Autumn Asher BlackDeer (Cheyenne) (she/her)

Activist and Assistant Professor, University of Denver

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Monique Castro (Diné/Xicana) (she/her)

CEO, Indigenous Circle of Wellness

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Dr. Glenna P. Stumblingbear-Riddle (Kiowa) (she/her)

Psychologist, Resilient Tribal Roots

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Stephine "Steph" Poston, M.A. (Pueblo of Sandia) (she/her)

President & CEO, Poston & Associates, LLC

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