Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation to Host Kansas Tribal Health Summit

Tribes and health organizations come together to improve the health of Indian Country in Kansas.

Published August 26, 2018

MAYETTA, Kan. — The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation will host the Fifth Annual Kansas Tribal Health Summit on Tuesday, August 28, 2018. The one-day event brings together theIowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska, Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas, Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, and Sac and Fox Nation of Missouri in Kansas and Nebraska.

Jason Champange demonstrate healthy food choices.

For the past six years, the Kansas tribes and their partners have worked diligently to identify health disparities and address them through promotion of health interventions. This process has been driven by feedback received from members of the tribes, as well as health assessment data.

The Summit allows the opportunity to collaborate and work together toward a common purpose in hopes of achieving greater health outcomes with non-tribal health organizations that share the common goal to ensure American Indians can have a healthly lives.

Tuesday’s speakers include:

  • Alan Kelley, Vice Chairman of the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska, will speak on protecting the water supply
  • Melissa Arthur, Kansas Association for Conservation & Environmental Education, will speak on how to be a good water steward
  • Coby Duren, Indigenous Food and Ag Initiative, will speak on how to increase food sovereignty though Farm Bill Advocacy
  • Ernie Whiteman, Dream of Wild Health, will speak on how to empower youth to improve nutrition in their commun

WHAT:          

Join the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska, Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas, Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, and Sac and Fox Nation of Missouri in Kansas and Nebraska and organizations who are working together to improve health of Native Americans at the Fifth Annual Kansas Tribal Health Summit.

WHEN:

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

WHERE:

Prairie Band Potawatomi Casino and Resort Conference Center, 12305 150th Rd, Mayetta Kansas 66509

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