On November 22, 2013: The Office of Tribal Government Relations and the VBA Loan Guaranty Office held a webcast on the Native American Direct Loan Program. More
The Native American Direct Loan program is a great option for Native American Veterans living on trust land. To learn more about the program, watch this video and visit the program's website at benefits.va.gov.
Intended to enhance cultural competence when serving American Indian and Alaska Native communities. Covers regional differences; cultural customs; spirituality; communications styles; the role of veterans and the elderly, and health disparities, such as suicide.
Watch the video on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyLYwVrzUvk
Dr. Dickerson, Inupiaq, from UCLA covers his study in the webinar, "Drum Assisted Recovery Therapy for Native Americans" (DARTNA). Although his sample size is small, his study has promising results that demonstrate, as we know as Natives, that drumming with talking circles can be effective.
View the webinar at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/6723314943122814720
Veterans Justice Outreach Specialists are responsible for direct outreach, assessment, and case management for justice-involved Veterans in local courts and jails, and liaison with local justice system partners.
Presentations and reference materials from past training summits are available here.
We have listed links here which we consider useful to our Native American community.