The group asked Summit participants about the sessions they enjoyed.
Dr. Tassy Parker from the Cattaraugus Indian Territories of the Seneca Nation said, “My favorite experience at the NIHB Tribal Public Health Summit is getting all the latest information from researchers and allies. Dr. [Spero] Manson’s presentation on data was creative, scientific and historically based. Dr. Manson stated the importance of collection, preservation and protection of data as a sovereign nation.”
Nancy Mangieri from Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community said she enjoyed the presentation on SOAR (Stop, Observe, Ask, Respond) for Native Communities, specifically the available educational opportunities and resources that she could take back for her colleagues to utilize.
Geanna Capitan from the Pueblo of Laguna’s Village of Seama said her favorite presentation was the Federal Indian Law as a Structural Determinant of Health as it covered the terms well and did not go over research. One powerful quote taken from presenter, Alia Hoss, was “Law doesn’t mean justice, and good laws aren’t good if they’re not enforced.”