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Indigenous and Tribal Social Work Educators’ Association (ITSWEA)

The 2020 ITSWEA 24th Annual Conference is a peer-reviewed program of educators working with and serving Indigenous people and communities. 

The conference will be held online via Zoom meetings on Saturday, November 14th, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Mountain Time). 

Presentations will cover issues such as trauma and PTSD, sovereignty and social justice, traditional culture and well-being, and family structures and youth development. 

To access the  meeting, please register for the conference.

Zoom login information will be sent to you via email 3 days prior to the event.

2020 Conference Agenda

9:00 AM
  • Opening: Andrea Tamburro
9:15 AM
  • Introduction of participants; Welcome and overview of meeting
9:30 AM
  • A vision for ITSWEA: Who do we want to be and how do we get there?
10:30 AM
  • ITSWEA: Past, Present, and Future
    Including celebration of major life events, Treasurer’s report, student support initiatives, governance council vacancies
11:30 AM
  • First Nations Track
  • Lunch break & opportunities for networking in breakout rooms
1:00 PM
  • Social Welfare Policy: A review of policies impacting Indian Country
    Deborah Thibeault & Amy Fisher Williams
1:30 PM
  • Report of a health needs assessment of an urban Indian community
    Bob Prue
2:00 PM
  • You can Talk the Talk, but can you Walk the Walk? A Scoping Review of Talking Circles
    Ashton Megli & Lindsey Manshack
2:30 PM
  • Creating Culturally Safe Spaces in Education for American Indian Students
    Turquoise Devereaux
3:00 PM
  • Exploring Indigenous-focused Programs for American Indian/Alaska Native MSW Students
    Wynette Whitegoat & Lindsey Manshack
3:30 PM
  • Mentoring AI/AN social work academics
    Pam Begay
4:00 PM
  • Closing

For more information, please contact: 
Shanondora Billiot - Shanondora.Billiot@asu.edu
Christopher Sharp  - Christopher.Sharp@asu.edu