A Discussion on Sovereignty, Equity, and the Health of Indigenous Peoples

Date: January 20, 2021
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am


Link: Register

In King County and across the country, American Indians and Alaska Natives experience disproportionately high rates of poor health outcomes and the negative effects of social determinants of health. In addition to structural barriers to access and quality of care, there is well-founded distrust.

HealthierHere is pleased to host Dr. Desi Rodriguez-Lonebear to provide an overview of what has led up to the inequity that we see today and present some new frameworks that can help you and your organization build better relationships to improve the health of your Indigenous patients and clients.

Incorporating Indigenous data sovereignty and governance principles and practices are necessary to address the intersection of health disparities and data justice for the clients and communities that the Connect2 Community Network serves.

The format of this webinar follows:
• 10:00-11:00 Presentation
• 11:00-11:30 Audience Question & Answer

The webinar will be recorded for those not able to participate.


Presenter Bio:
Dr. Desi Rodriguez-Lonebear is a social demographer and a professor of Sociology and American Indian Studies at UCLA. Her research examines the intersection of race, indigeneity, data, and inequality. She has partnered with Indigenous communities in the U.S. and internationally as a researcher and data advocate for more than ten years. She directs the Data Warriors Lab, an Indigenous social science laboratory, is the Co-Founder of the U.S. Indigenous Data Sovereignty Network, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Sovereign Bodies Institute which stewards the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women’s Database. She is a citizen of the Northern Cheyenne Nation and was born and raised on Cheyenne homelands in southeastern Montana.