Paths for the Generations: Building Ourselves and Our Communities

Paths

2nd Bi-Annual Native American Affairs State Conference:
Paths for the Generations: Building Ourselves and Our Communities

Presented by The South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs

When: November 5th-7th, 2009
Where: Russell House Union
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

Purpose:

To conduct an action-initiating conference that will unite Native American Indians and non-Indians with the common goal of improving collaboration, resources, and services in Native American Communities to continue to address the Education, Health, Economic, Social, and Cultural needs of our people; thus, resulting in capacity building initiatives and specific strategies to alleviate disparities and improve identified needs.


Objectives:

 

  • To encourage harmony and unity among Indian communities and individuals
  • To address social needs, with special emphasis on 'health disparities' among Indian people
  • To address Indian housing as it relates to identifying and meeting the needs of the people and communities
  • To encourage schools in SC to include an Indian culturally sensitive Curriculum
  • To address Indian economic development including the creation of jobs and increased employment and training opportunities
  • To acknowledge, recognized and teach Indian history and contributions of Indian people in the State and Nation
  • To showcase and honor our Native American Indian Elders and Youth for their contributions and continued work to improve the lives of South Carolina Indians
  • To showcase Native American Indian Artists and Business owners to create collaboration and networking opportunities to increase their visibility in the State and Nation
  • To showcase Native American Indian Cultural Events, heritage, history and art while creating opportunities for the public to engage and learn about Indians in this State
Conference website:

Paths for the Generations: Building Ourselves and Our Communities

Recommended Health Topics:

Ethnic Health
Teen Health
School Health
Parenting
Health Disparities

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