Register Today! Dartmouth Native Health Symposium



Healing Together: A Collaborative Approach to Behavioral Health in Indian Country

October 29 & 30, 2014

Hanover Inn, Hanover, NH

The purpose of the conference is to provide a unique forum for healthcare professionals, researchers, Indian Health Services administrators, students, global health experts, tribal leaders and community members to share, network, and identify opportunities for improving the health and wellbeing of the American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) population. Presentations will address:

  • prevention of behavioral health issues in AI/AN communities
  • IHS and academic institution collaborations to improve the health and wellbeing of Native communities
  • programs that seek to improve the understanding of the healthcare professionals to better serve the AI/AN population and increase the pipeline of future AI/AN health professionals


Registration is online and by credit card only. The registration fee is $15 for students and $40 for all others. To register, please visit the event website. For registration questions, please e-mail or call (603) 653-1234.


The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 11 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center’s Nursing Continuing Education Council is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This educational activity carries 11 contact hours.

Message from Drew Ryce ’74

Please see the following message from Drew Ryce ’74 to the Native community:

I was saddened to hear that our good friend and co-conspirator Bobby Onco has passed over. Although never a student at Dartmouth, Bobby had close ties to several of us in the Class of 1974 as well as the Native Community in NYC. We lived together and formed a close community. When Bobby was facing FBI harassment following Wounded Knee he turned to us and found refuge.

He was a terrific man and will be missed.

I look at the photo and find it hard to remember we were ever this young,

Drew Ryce ‘74

2014 Powwow Weekend

A quick reminder of the message from the NAAAD Board on upcoming Dartmouth Powwow Programming:

Happy Spring!  Dartmouth’s Powwow Weekend is coming up in two weeks and NAAAD has some activities planned to kick off the weekend!  You are officially invited to attend the Annual NAAAD Meeting on Friday, May 9 at 3:30PM to 5:30PM EDT, the day before powwow. The meeting will be in the Rockefeller Center on Dartmouth Campus, in the Class of 1930s Room.

Immediately following the meeting, please join us for a “Pre-Powwow” catered dinner at the NAD House at 6:00PM. If you happen to be on campus for either of these events, we encourage you to attend!  The Annual Meeting will also be broadcast online.  If you cannot join us in Hanover, we cordially invite you to join us remotely.  Please RSVP the NAAAD email account or reply to this email with your name and email address. We will email you back with call-in details.
Some highlights from our tentative agenda include:
  • Welcoming our newly elected board members
  • Approving the slate for a new set of board officers
  • NAAAD year in review
  • Campus climate discussion and updates
  • Call to action for dues/volunteers and more.

Soon after the annual meeting you can expect a newsletter introducing our new board members and a re-cap of the year. In the coming weeks we will launch our annual dues campaign.

We look forward to connecting with you either in person or online!

The NAAAD Board

Welcome to Our New Website


The NAAAD Board is proud to bring a newly designed website with greater functionality to our membership.  This is the central location for news, information and updates for our community – explore our site and feel free to leave comments.  If you are interested in helping us with efforts to keep in touch with the NAAAD alumni body, please email to volunteer on the newly developed Communications Committee.  Thank you!