November is Native American heritage month. Join speaker Josiah Hugs and MNA to spend the month deepening your understanding of the nations, relationships, and norms of Montana’s indigenous populations, along with gaining a better understanding of your own implicit biases and how they may impact your work.
Thursday, November 2
Overview of historical tribal homelands and reservations in Montana.
Thursday, November 9
Overview of Native American protocols and norms that differ from mainstream society.
Thursday, November 16
As we look at ourselves, it’s helpful to begin to understand why we treat/interact with people the way we do.
Thursday, November 30
Self-care from a Native American lens. Nature is our teacher.
Josiah Hugs is a member of the Apsaalooke Nation, Crow Tribe. Josiah is a member of the Ties The Bundle clan and a Child of the Greasy Mouth clan. Josiah is from the Arrow Creek District of the Crow Reservation. Josiah walks the Red Road, utilizing cultural teachings to live in a good way and addressing his Mental, Emotional, Spiritual and Physical wellbeing every day. Sharing his Experience, Strength and Hope through his podcast, he cohosts with his friends Randy Beardontwalk and JC Beaumont on Unspoken Words: A Native Podcast, which can be found on any platform where you listen to podcast. Josiah has worked with those on the street that are struggling with addiction as a mentor and addiction counselor and has worked in suicide prevention for urban Native youth. Josiah is currently the Native American Liaison with Billings Clinic.
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