A’Gin Staff Present on TWU’s Healthy Sexuality and Body Sovereignty Project

Celina Hokeah

Many of our TWU staff have been on the road during the month of June…. sharing what we know, learning a lot, and making new friends around the world (including New Zealand!).

During the last week of June, our A’Gin Healthy Sexuality & Body Sovereignty Project team repped for us at “Partnering to Promote Positive Outcomes for All Youth” in New Orleans, LA. More than 600 representatives from over 150 organizations attended the conference, organized by the Administration for Children and Families’ Family and Youth Services Bureau (a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services).

Celina Hokeah and Nathana Bird gave a 90-minute presentation on “Opide: A braiding of perspectives to infuse a tribal personal responsibility program.” Using our Two World Harmony model, they talked about the process of cultural adaptations that TWU has done with the “Discovery Dating” curriculum for our A’Gin project, and also aided in creating a resource list of possible community members that could help others in that adaptation process.

Nathana Bird (center)