My collaborative project Discovering Our Story utilizes documentary of personal narratives to address the most dire health issues in the Native American community namely: Type 2 Diabetes, Domestic Violence, Addictions and Mental Health. By creating culturally appropriate materials for both classroom and clinical use these videos and curriculum are shared online are being tested and researched within various sites across the US. SAMSHA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration) has given their support in order for it to become a best practice model.
My project would serve to address the communication between the researchers and project administrators working remotely by creating a virtual classroom to support it’s success. My project will also provide the non-profit Wisdom of the Elders (WISDOM) with a fee-for-service resource to provide continuing education credits to train more teachers and clinicians in the use of the materials. - Peta Mni