Quality Resource: WeAreHealers.org

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 Are Healers is a 501c3 non-profit initiative featuring stories of American Indian health professionals. 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 […]