Category: Institute, Staff

Date: October 12, 2023

Native Communities and Native Justice

A Conversation on Decolonization, Social Work, and Mental Health

Please join the Center for Excellence in Social Work and the Facundo Valdez School of Social Work for a facilitated discussion and critical dialogue with Dr. Melissa Riley, Dr. Charlene Poola, and Joey Jimenez titled Native Communities and Native Justice: A Conversation on Decolonization, Social Work and Mental Health. The conversation will cover topics related to native communities, social work, and justice as part of the 2023-2024 Social Justice Teach-in Series. Join via Zoom from 6:30-8pm on October 18th. 

Event Date: October 18th 6:30pm – 8:00pm MT via Zoom

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Native Communities Native Justice Event



Dr. Riley is an enrolled member of the Mescalero Apache Tribe of New Mexico. She has worked in the field of social work for over 23 years and is currently the Director of the Native American Social Work Studies Institute. Her passion is working with people and teaching and learning new things.


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