An Introduction to Forming Partnerships with Native Communities

This resource is a CYFAR webinar that provides an overview of Native American culture and discusses considerations for forming organizational relationships with Native Americans. The purpose of this webinar is to help community organizations build genuine relationships with Native Americans and seek mutually beneficial outcomes. Recognizing biases and understanding the needs of Native Americans are crucial aspects of building authentic relationships. 

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Author(s), Presenter(s)

Jeffery Tibbetts, M.Ed.