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Understanding, engaging, and supporting Native families

In this webinar, presenters provide an introduction to tribes, citizenship, and connection. They discuss tribal sovereignty, significant historical events, and the Indian Child Welfare Act.

They also suggest strategies to support and engage families. When preparing families, presenters encourage the audience to cater their approach and consult with a trusted expert. Other strategies include supporting ceremonial practices and celebrating Native heritage.

This webinar was originally designed as part of a capacity-building effort for a specific state. The state granted AdoptUSKids permission to make this webinar publicly available.

Heather La Forme-Maldonado, MPA
Onondaga, Beaver
AdoptUSKids consultant

Kendra Lowden, MS
Potawatomi and Osage
AdoptUSKids consultant

Year presented: 2022

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Presentation slides (4.69 MB PDF)



Cultural competence  Family support strategies  For tribes  Support families  Webinar