drawing by Sam English
Published August 15, 2016
OAKLAND – The Association of American Indian Physicians met for ‘Indian Health 360: The Spectrum of Care’, their 45th Annual Meeting & Health Conference, in Oakland, California on August 11-14.
This conference balances educational and cultural activities and demonstrations that are intended for healing. Part of the program was a women’s retreat and a mens retreat. The retreats were facilitated by Corrina Gould, a Chochenyo and Karkin Ohlone woman, and Richard Moves Camp, an Oglala/Lakota man, respectively. Association of American Indian Physicians were honored to host the Association of Native American Medical Students at the conference. The week long event ended with a powwow (pictures below).
According to the president of Association of American Indian Physicians, Gerald Hill, MD (Klamath/Paiute), The mission of the AAIP is “to pursue excellence in Native American health care by promoting education in the medical disciplines, honoring traditional healing principles and restoring the balance of mind, body and spirit”.
Native American Medical Students: Kirsten Moore, Justin Meyers and Cassandra Rendon
Yvonne T. Makah, Front of Shawl, Northwest Washington State
Yvonne T. Makah, back of Shawl, whale design and Thunderbird
Navajo Sheila, Roanhorse Craft Inc.
Daniel Leroy Omaha, Ponca and Pomo
TJstyles, Tony & Sherri, Lakota & Karuk
Lakota Holder, Fancy Dancer, Lakota,/Tlingit,/Diné
Candace Gonzalez & Heidi Barlese, Paiute from Pyramid Lake, Nevada
Jamie McDaniel, AAIP Program Manager, 45 Annual Meeting & Health Conference, August 11-14 2016