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Think That you Can’t Learn from a Beaver? New Webinar Shows Otherwise
by DAVID BACKES

In this recent webinar, Learning from our Animal Colleagues: Community based ethics for respectful interactions, treatment, and collaborations with American Indian, First Nations, and Native American Peoples and Societies, Dr. Rodney Haring discusses what treatment providers and systems should consider when working with Native Americans, including historical environmental influences, confidentiality, tribal differences, and styles of communication. This presentation will help participants understand how historical underpinnings, external factors, and cultural norms impact Native American Communities.

Dr. Haring discusses a number of issues that pertain to working with Native American clients and systems in the health care, human service, and juvenile justice settings. Traditional stories are used to explain Native historical contexts, how history transcends into the professional/client relationship, contemporary vs. traditional worldviews and practices, and key communication patterns between professional/client interactions.

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About the presenter:

Dr. Rodney C. Haring, PhD, LMSW is research faculty at the Native American Research and Training Center, University of Arizona, a Hampton Fellow of the Spirit of EAGLES Program, Mayo Clinic, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Connections Grantee, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. He is also the CEO and Founder of One Feather Consulting, a joint venture company with Chestnut Global Partners. Dr. Haring (Beaver Clan) is an enrolled member of the Seneca Nation of Indians and resides on the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation with his family. He is a descendent of Chief Cornplanter and Governor Blacksnake with family origins from the Allegany Indian Reservation.


juvenile-justice-system_David-BackesDavid Backes writes the Friday news roundup for Reclaiming Futures and contributes articles about juvenile justice reform and adolescent substance abuse treatment to ReclaimingFutures.org. He has a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Santa Clara University. David works as an account executive for Prichard Communications.