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”.