Native American Storytelling: Culture is Prevention

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Day 1:
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 11:00 AM until noon
Day 2:
Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 11:00 AM until noon
Day 3:
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 11:00 AM until noon
Location and Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Online / Web Delivered
Software
Zoom
Support Website
https://uiowa.zoom.us/
Cost Range
FREE

Host And Instructor

Host
Northwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center
Instructor
to be determined

Training Overview Description

This series of sessions features traditional Native American storytelling, along with time for discussion on what can be learned from the stories, as well as the ways these stories can be incorporated by Native American providers into their work with patients.

Please note that while we encourage non-Native providers to attend these sessions to increase your cultural understanding and sensitivity, we ask that out of respect for cultural traditions, you do not use these stories as your own if they are not a part of your culture.

Event-specific Details

Native storytelling is an long honored way of teaching lessons of life. We, as Native people, need to laugh while learning. For example, laughing at how Coyote makes funny mistakes. This can teach people how to avoid behaving as Coyote does. Further, Native legends can offer stories about Creation or the Trickster. However, some stories can only be told during certain times of the year. For example, Coyote legends are only told during the winter time because that is often when Native people would be in their lodges practicing survival skills to help the tribe thrive in difficult times.

Traditionally, the storyteller needed to be an excellent psychologist and able to understand peoples’ perspectives. A story might be used in treatment to help a patient come to a realization in a culturally informed way.

Behavioral Health/Mental Illness
All Behavioral Health / Social
All Direct Support Services/Care Givers
All Health Care
All Tribal Services/Tribal Government

Registration Information

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for Native American Storytelling: Culture is Prevention or https://uiowa.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIodeqrrjsuGdxDaego8xBQHLNXkANZ00AY?timezoneid=America/LosAngeles