Watch & Learn with Three Recordings of Tribal TTA Center webinars on the wellbeing of tribal youth and families are archived below. Opioid misuse is becoming epidemic throughout the country and across all ethnic, social, and age groups. Indian Country has been hit especially hard, however, and tribal communities are responding as quickly as they can to reverse this troubling trend. This four-part series will discuss best practices and how several native communities have responded. Also check out Prevention Campaign materials at https://doseofreality.com/ Ask yourself,what can your Youth Council do to spread awareness?
- WEBINAR: Opioids in Indian Country Part 1: Understanding the Problem (1 hour, 30 minutes)
In 2014, 8.4 out of every 100,000 Native Americans died from an overdose of opioids. According to a 2016 National Council of American Indians Policy Research Center report, youth are the most likely to abuse prescription drugs. This webinar will examine how opioid use is affecting Indian Country, and what tribal communities are doing to combat this growing problem.
- WEBINAR Opioids in Indian Country Part 2: Promoting Treatment & Cultural Interventions (1 hour, 28 minutes)
In Part 1 of our series, we discussed the Opioid epidemic and its effects on Indian Country. Representatives from tribal programs shared their responses to critical incidents in their community. In Part 2, we will look at treatment and what resources are available to tribes. Representatives from the Saginaw Chippewa and Ho-Chunk communities will join us and share what they are doing.
- WEBINAR Opioids in Indian Country Part 3: From Treatment to Recovery (1 hour, 30 minutes)
Part 3 will provide a review of additional treatment resources available, followed by a discussion of recovery efforts used in tribal communities in Michigan and the Northwest. Digital storytelling and traditional ceremonies are both providing healing and support to tribal members in recovery.