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Welcome to the Native American Social Work Studies Institute blog! We post regularly about upcoming courses and trainings offered by the Institute as well as conferences and webinars we participate in. Stay up-to-date with the latest news happening right here at

Category: Institute, Staff

Date: November 15, 2023

Rock Your Mocs: A Celebration of Native American Culture and Unity

Have you ever wondered what those colorful and intricate shoes that some Native Americans wear are called? They are moccasins, or mocs for short, and they are more than just footwear. They are a symbol of Native America


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    Category: Institute

    August 25, 2023

    New Training Announced: Oct. 2023

    Intimate Partner Violence Death Review Skills-based Training The New Mexico Highlands University, Native American Social Work Studies Institute, and the University of New Mexico School of Medicine are collaborating

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    Category: Institute

    January 17, 2023

    Fall 2022 Report

    Institute Background The Institute is situated within New Mexico Highlands University, Facundo Valdez School of Social Work and is the first effort anywhere in the country by a school of social work to establish a pr

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