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Abigail Echo-Hawk, MA, and Camille Burnett, PhD, MPA, PHNA-BC, RN, BSN, DS

How positive cultural narratives shape health and resilience.

COVID-19 has taken a disproportionate toll on the American Indian and Alaska Native [TE25] populations. This comes as no surprise to Indian health researcher Abigail Echo-Hawk who talks with health policy expert Dr. Camille Burnett about systems and structures that have put generations of Black, Indigenous and people of color at great risk. Coming to the answer from different directions, they both believe that flipping narratives to those of strength and survival can have asurable impact on the health and wellness of these historically resilient communities.

About the Speakers

Camille Burnett, PhD, MPA, PHNA-BC, RN, BSN, DSW is an associate professor in the College of Nursing at the University of Kentucky. She is a leading voice on how informed policy and perception can better drive structural justice and create health equitable solutions among disparate populations.

Abigail Echo-Hawk, MA, an enrolled member of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma, is [TE30] the chief research officer of the Seattle Indian Health Board and the director of the Urban Indian Health Institute where she works to support the health and well-being of urban Indian communities nationwide.