For students to be “college and career ready,” they need to be able to see themselves within the careers they desire. The stories that make up We Are Healers will assist you (as an educator, librarian, or caregiver) in this process. In their own words:
We aim to inspire American Indian youth to envision themselves as dentists, nurses, pharmacists, physicians, etc. – all through stories of Native role-models.
Through a wide reach and national partnerships, we are able to connect American Indian students with Native-centric programs proven to provide successful academic enrichment.
We Are Healers opens doors and provides opportunity.”
Check out the 11 stories to learn more about American Indian health professionals. After each video there is a follow-up story and some additional information to better know each healer. They include (alphabetical by last name):
- Dr. David Baines: Retired Physician (Tlingit and Tsimshian)
- Dr. Bret Bennally Thompson: Clinical Assistant Professor (White Earth Ojibwe Minnesota)
- Dr. Erik Brodt: Physician and Assistant Professor (Minnesota Ojibwe)
- Dr. Amanda Bruegl: Surgeon (Oneida, Stockbridge-Munsee)
- Kayla Cornelius: Community Health Nurse (Oneida and Menominee)
- Dr. Amy Delong: Physician (Ho-Chunk)
- Lakita Maulson: Medical Student (Lac Du Flambeau Ojibwe Nation)
- Trisha Patton: Dental Therapist (Yu’Pik)
- Aaron Robinson: Medical Student (Menominee)
- Whitney Schrieber: Diabetes Nurse Educator (Stockbridge-Munsee Community)
- Dr. Arne Vainio: Physician (Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe)
Finally, a shout out to Finn Ryan. I first met you when you were working on The Ways and am very happy to see you’re using your vision and skill to bring these wonderful stories to all of us!