Meet Dr. Margo Hill, our working group member representing the Spokane Tribe. Margo Hill, JD, MURP, serves as the Associate Director of the Small, Urban, Rural, and Tribal Center on Mobility (SURTCOM). Dr. Hill served as the Spokane Tribal Attorney for ten years and as a Coeur d’Alene Tribal Court Judge. Margo is faculty at Eastern Washington University. She teaches American Indian Health and Community, Understanding Addiction in Tribal Communities, Administrative Law, Community Development, Tribal Planning classes, and American Indian Law.
Margo was interested in serving as a working group member because of her dedication to helping Tribal communities solve addiction-related problems and challenges. She grew up on the Spokane Indian Reservation, where she witnessed a lot of family members struggling with alcohol and other drugs. Dr. Hill reviewed the First Face manual and believes the curriculum will provide non-tribal members with valuable information to serve Tribal communities more effectively and provide Tribal communities with specific research and counseling that is culturally relevant and offers resources so they can start their healing journey.