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This workshop will briefly review the history and culture of a large southeastern federally-recognized tribe, the Choctaw Nation. Discussion will also include an overview of challenges and successes around community-based indigenous-focused education during COVID-19.
Anna E. Epperson, PhD, is an assistant professor of psychology at the University of California Merced. Her research focuses on community-driven solutions to reduce health risk behaviors, specifically substance use with a?focus on American Indian/Alaska Native people and adolescents. She is an enrolled member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.
Chunya Johnson is a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. He currently teaches language, Choctaw stickball, and more for the California Choctaw Association. He is an active advocate for decolonization?and currently resides in Sonora, California.