Digital Storytelling: Writing Our Stories is Righting Our Stories

September 14, 2021 | 7:00 p.m. EST

Native Youth will complete a guided illustration activity after which they will learn how to tell a meaningful story that takes ownership of and connects them back to their culture.

*Note: Materials for this activity will be shipped in advance.

Antoinette Ascencio, Sherwood Valley Band of Pomo Indians, Culture Keeper, NCUIH

1. Understand the concept of digital storytelling as a tool to reconnect with one’s culture.
2. Develop familiarity with meaningful illustration techniques.
3. Build knowledge of art as a mechanism of telling meaningful stories.

Native Youth & Young Adults


Welcome NCUIH’s Summer Intern and Legal Fellow: Christina Haswood and Joy Parker

NCUIH is pleased to have Christina Haswood, Intern, and Joy Parker, Legal Fellow, in the office through July.

Photo of Christina Haswood and Joy Parker

About Christina Haswood

Born and raised in Lawrence, Kansas, Christina is Navajo, originally from Inscription House, AZ. Her clans are; Tódich’ii’nii, DibéÅ‚zhíní, Naasht’ézhi TábÄ…Ä…há, and Kinyaa’áanii. She is currently a graduate student from the University of Kansas Medical Center in the Master’s in Public Health Program with a concentration in Public Health Management. Christina is in the Summer 2019 Native American Political Leadership Program (NAPLP) at George Washington University. Her research interest is suicide in Native American adolescents and her career goal is to advocate for the improvement of American Indian/Alaskan Native health through federal policies.

Christina can be reached at

About Joy Parker

Joy Parker (Abenaki) is currently the summer legal fellow at NCUIH. She is in her second year at the University of Arizona College of Law, where she is working on certificates in Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy and Environmental Law. Joy is also a midwife and is excited to be working with NCUIH at the intersections of Native healthcare and Federal Indian law and policy.

Joy can be reached at


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