Indigeneity Sovereignty Resilience

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Opioid Response,Language Revitalization,Climate Resilience,Food Sovereignty

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Change is only possible when there is cooperation and commitment. We partner with communities to leverage culture and resilience to affect change in Indian Country.

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KAI is a trusted partner to tribal and Urban Indian communities

Local solutions for intergenerational healing

Indigenized strategies that honor tribal values, history, and sovereignty

Deep understanding of Urban Indian communities and programs

Knowledge Hub

Engage with the pulse of Indigenous resilience and thought leadership. Read our blog and guest articles, where we navigate issues impacting Native communities.

We are Star People: Resiliency Through Stories

Dolores Subia BigFoot, PhD
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Medicaid, IHS, and Tribal Provider Alliance

Mary Dalton
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We Are Star People

"To do the work of ancestors who prayed for the next generations, we are reclaiming our old wisdom and traditional healing ways that have been lost or misplaced. As Indigenous people we have always participated in tending to one another, that is caring and being ...observant of the need of others." - Dolores Subia BigFoot, PhD

Check out the latest blog post on the KAI website beautifully crafted by Dr. BigFoot, presidential professor at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center where she directs the Indian Country Child Trauma Center and a senior advisor to the Suicide Prevention Resource Center both located within the Center on Child Abuse and Neglect.

Read here:
https://kauffmaninc.com/we-are-star-people-resiliency-through-stories/

#indigenous #indigenouswisdom #starpeople #blogpost #tribalaffairs

We Are Star People

"To do the work of ancestors who prayed for the next generations, we are reclaiming our old wisdom and traditional healing ways that have been lost or misplaced. As Indigenous people we have always participated in tending to one another, that is caring and being ...observant of the need of others." - Dolores Subia BigFoot, PhD

Check out the latest blog post on the KAI website beautifully crafted by Dr. BigFoot, presidential professor at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center where she directs the Indian Country Child Trauma Center and a senior advisor to the Suicide Prevention Resource Center both located within the Center on Child Abuse and Neglect.

Read here:
https://kauffmaninc.com/we-are-star-people-resiliency-through-stories/

#indigenous #indigenouswisdom #starpeople #blogpost #tribalaffairs

Thank you to everyone who joined the third Washington Tribal Wellness and Resiliency Gathering from May 28-30, which laid the foundation for future programmatic work that takes strengths-based, cultural approaches to suicide prevention.⠀

The gathering featured Calina Lawrence ...(Suquamish Tribe) as the keynote speaker who shared her journey of resilience and the importance of being proactive. Being proactive and taking an upstream approach to suicide prevention was a common theme among the presenters. As Sia Moiwa and Natika Baker from Sources of Strength shared, it can be helpful to have reactive supports downstream - lifeguards who pull us from the river should we fall in. But working upstream - walking up the river to find out why people are falling in to start with - has the potential to set people on the right path from the start.⠀

#health #wellness #cultureismedicine

Thank you to everyone who joined the third Washington Tribal Wellness and Resiliency Gathering from May 28-30, which laid the foundation for future programmatic work that takes strengths-based, cultural approaches to suicide prevention.

The gathering featured Calina Lawrence (Suquamish ...Tribe) as the keynote speaker who shared her journey of resilience and the importance of being proactive. Being proactive and taking an upstream approach to suicide prevention was a common theme among the presenters. As Sia Moiwa and Natika Baker from Sources of Strength shared, it can be helpful to have reactive supports downstream - lifeguards who pull us from the river should we fall in. But working upstream - walking up the river to find out why people are falling in to start with - has the potential to set people on the right path from the start.

#health #wellness #cultureismedicine

June is Pride Month!! KAI extends our love, energy, and support to all those celebrating in solidarity with our LGBTQIA2S+ family and community. We recognize the discrimination, prejudice, and social/health disparities many two-spirit relatives face in the larger society and also sadly within our ...own communities and families.

We honor all human beings as sacred creations. We marvel at the beauty of all creation. Celebrating Pride Month is celebrating the significant cultural value LGBTQIA2S+ Natives have had throughout post colonial history and their continued contributions our communities.

Please join in celebration of Pride Month as it’s expressed all across Turtle Island, in parades, powwows, drag shows, spoken word, community parties, and other events.

#pride #pridemonth #LGBTQIA2S #celebration #solidarity #loveisloveislove

June is Pride Month!! KAI extends our love, energy, and support to all those celebrating in solidarity with our LGBTQIA2S+ family and community. We recognize the discrimination, prejudice, and social/health disparities many two-spirit relatives face in the larger society and also sadly within our ...own communities and families.

We honor all human beings as sacred creations. We marvel at the beauty of all creation. Celebrating Pride Month is celebrating the significant cultural value LGBTQIA2S+ Natives have had throughout post colonial history and their continued contributions our communities.

Please join in celebration of Pride Month as it’s expressed all across Turtle Island, in parades, powwows, drag shows, spoken word, community parties, and other events.

Join us at the Washington Tribal Wellness and Resiliency Gathering! This gathering will focus on a strength-based approach to suicide prevention and strive to emphasize protective factors inherent in native cultural traditions and practices to address the risk factors that adversely impact native ...people and will take place in-person.

The initiation, planning and implementation of this gathering will lay the foundation for future programmatic work and aid the Washington State Department of Health Suicide Prevention Program Unit in better understanding how to foster and sustain more successful collaborations with the Tribes, Urban Indian programs and other partners.

Register at: https://bit.ly/49ZBw11
#health #future #planning

Join us at the Washington Tribal Wellness and Resiliency Gathering! This gathering will focus on a strength-based approach to suicide prevention and strive to emphasize protective factors inherent in native cultural traditions and practices to address the risk factors that adversely impact native ...people and will take place in-person.

The initiation, planning and implementation of this gathering will lay the foundation for future programmatic work and aid the Washington State Department of Health Suicide Prevention Program Unit in better understanding how to foster and sustain more successful collaborations with the Tribes, Urban Indian programs and other partners.

Register at: https://bit.ly/49ZBw11
#health #future #planning