The Tribal Public Health Conference is proud to present our Cultural Event Series featuring Tonia Jo Hall, Thomas Olive, and the 7th Generation Awards to uplift our spirits, celebrate story, and honor our leaders.

Cultural Event Series: Tuesday, April 19 · 4:00 – 5:00 PM

Culture is Laughter
Hall-larious Hour with Tonia jo Hall

Hosted By: Natalie Harjo
Featured Comedian: Tonia Jo Hall 

In 2011, Tonia began producing Youtube videos as a means to “reach out to her people; teach them to smile, think positively, and spread laughter.” She graduated from Sitting Bull College in Fort Yates, North Dakota with her B.A degree in 2014. Tonia is Lakota/Dakota/Hidatsa, a mother of two, and she’s been pursuing comedy full-time since 2014. Tonia brought her comedy to the stage in 2011. Since then, she’s been busy producing videos, motivational speaking, doing stand-up comedy at various casinos, celebrations, and events throughout the U.S. and Canada. 

Comedian/Motivational speaker Tonia Jo Hall talks about the importance of laughter as medicine and the importance of taking pride in your culture

Cultural Event Series: Wednesday, April 20 · 4:00 – 5:00 PM

Culture is Our Origin Story
Choctaw Origin stories with Thomas Olive  

Hosted By: Nicholas Wahpepah
Featured Presenter: Thomas Olive

Thomas Olive was born in Durant Oklahoma. Spending his entire life in district 9 of the Choctaw reservation, Thomas has seen changes that have occurred in the communities surrounding as a result of tribal influence. Since 2012, Thomas has pursued his tribal identity and tribal language fluency while serving as the Southeastern Oklahoma State University Native American Student Association president, Native American representative for AISES. Thomas received a bachelor’s degree in Tribal Culture and continues his academic career through the Native American Leadership Master’s program at Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

Thomas has worked for the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma since 2015 as a Language Specialist, Cultural Educator and currently serves as a Marketing Database Analytics Coordinator.

Cultural Event Series: Thursday, April 21 · 3:00 – 3:30 PM

Culture is Honoring Our Leaders
7th Generation 2022 Awards

Hosted By: Christian Wassana

The 7th Generation and the Southern Plains Tribal Health Board’s Tribal Public Health Conference has a history of honoring outstanding people who strive to make a difference in native communities though our awards ceremony. This special event allows us to thank those who show resilience, leadership, and aim to better the lives of others. 

Four prestigious awards—the Youth Leadership Award, Tribal Community Impact Award, Building Resiliency in Indian Country Award, and the Sally Carter Legacy Award—will be presented to the award recipients on the final day of the conference. For more info on the award descriptions, nominations deadline, and to submit an application, click on the ‘Submit Nomination’ button below.

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