The University of Arizona

CAIR Conference, Aug 7 & 8

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***Registration for the CAIR conference is now closed; on-site registration is not available***

The Center for American Indian Resilience Conference is August 7 & 8 at the Diamond Casino and Hotel in Tucson. The theme for the gathering is “Sharing Our Strengths and Stories of Resilience.” Guest speakers will address resilience in indigenous communities with topics ranging from exploration of resiliency in academia, cultural wisdom and community practice. The conference hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m daily. Registration is free.

The Keynote speakers are John Molina, MD, former chief executive officer of the Phoenix Indian Medical Center and Spero Manson, PhD, a distinguished professor in the Colorado School of Public Health at the University of Colorado. 

The conference is accepting poster applications for student presentations. All health-related research among indigenous communities is acceptable. Interested students must submit a poster application and a conference registration form by July 26 to participate.

A post-conference writing workshop will be held on August 9 for 20 participants. The workshop, "Writing Success Stories in Tribal Communities" will offer education and training on the skills needed to describe outcomes of community work.

The Center for American Indian Resilience, also known as CAIR, is a collaborative partnership between Northern Arizona University, the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and Diné College. Funded by the National Institutes of Health, the five-year project will create partnerships among health researchers and tribal communities to identify, research and teach approaches that take advantage of long-standing Native American cultural practices that promote health.

***Registration for the CAIR conference is now closed; on-site registration is not available***

The deadline to register for the conference is July 26. For more information, please contact Addie June-Tsosie at the UA College of Public Health: (520) 626-9672.

A draft conference agenda is available along with the Save The Date announcement.