Association of American Indian Physicians, 45 Annual Meeting & Health Conference, Oakland, California

Association of American Indian Physicians met for ‘Indian Health 360: The Spectrum of Care’, their 45th Annual Meeting & Health Conference, in Oakland, California on August 11-14.

This conference balances educational and cultural activities and demonstrations that are intended for healing. Part of the program was a women’s retreat and a mens retreat. The retreats were facilitated by Corrina Gould, a Chochenyo and Karkin Ohlone woman, and Richard Moves Camp, an Oglala/Lakota man, respectively. Association of American Indian Physicians were honored to host the Association of Native American Medical Students at the conference.  The week long event ended with a powwow (pictures below).

According to the president of Association of American Indian Physicians, Gerald Hill, MD (Klamath/Paiute), The mission of the AAIP is “to pursue excellence in Native American health care by promoting education in the medical disciplines, honoring traditional healing principles and restoring the balance of mind, body and spirit”.

 

drawing by Sam English

drawing by Sam English

Native American Medical Students: Kirsten Moore, Justin Meyers and Cassandra Rendon

Native American Medical Students: Kirsten Moore, Justin Meyers and Cassandra Rendon

Gourd Dancer

Gourd Dancer

Yvonne T. Makah, Whale Design with Thunderbird, Northwest Washington State

Yvonne T. Makah, Front of Shawl, Northwest Washington State

Yvonne T. Makah, back of Shawl, whale design and Thunderbird

Yvonne T. Makah, back of Shawl, whale design and Thunderbird

Navajo Sheila, Roanhorse Craft Inc.

Navajo Sheila, Roanhorse Craft Inc.

Daniel Leroy Omaha, Ponca and Pomo

Daniel Leroy Omaha, Ponca and Pomo

TJstyles, Tony & Sherri, Lakota & Karuk

TJstyles, Tony & Sherri, Lakota & Karuk

Lakota Holder, Fancy Dancer, Lakota,/Tlingit,/Diné

Lakota Holder, Fancy Dancer, Lakota,/Tlingit,/Diné

Candace Gonzalez & Heidi Barlese, Paiute from Pyramid Lake, Nevada

Candace Gonzalez & Heidi Barlese, Paiute from Pyramid Lake, Nevada

Jamie McDaniel, AAIP Program Manager, 45 Annual Meeting & Health Conference, August 11-14 2016

Jamie McDaniel, AAIP Program Manager, 45 Annual Meeting & Health Conference, August 11-14 2016

 

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