This four-part webinar series will enhance cultural awareness and understanding of the Great Plains Tribes. Participants will be introduced to cultural customs, norms, protocols, and healing practices to help health care teams improve their delivery of care when working with Native American populations. This series is intended for providers and health care teams who are passionate about providing high-quality, culturally-informed care.

Led by Dee Le Beau-Hein, each session will include one hour of content followed by time for interactive dialogue. This is a safe learning environment where open questions and discussion are encouraged. Participants will be encouraged to submit questions or scenarios that they would like addressed at any time throughout the series. Learning will build from the previous sessions, so participants are encouraged to attend the complete series; however, it is not required.

Register for the Series

  • Native American Cultural Awareness SeriesHistory: Introduction
    Tuesday, November 2 | 12:00 – 1:30pm CT / 11:00 am – 12:30 pm MT
    This session will provide an overview of the Great Plains demographics, socioeconomics, and current-day Tribal and government relationships.
  • Belief System: Family Relationships
    Tuesday, November 16 | 12:00 – 1:30pm CT / 11:00 am – 12:30 pm MT
    Ms. Le Beau-Hein will introduce past and present Native American family systems and roles within the family. She will also discuss traditional healing practices in relation to western medicine.


  • Communication: Urban and Rural Differences for Great Plains Tribes
    Tuesday, November 30 | 12:00 – 1:30pm CT / 11:00 am – 12:30 pm MT
    Participants will learn protocols, customs, and norms in verbal and non-verbal communication to understand the differences when working with Native Americans from rural or urban settings.  
  • Strategies: Introducing Cultural Champions
    Tuesday, December 14 | 12:00 – 1:30pm CT / 11:00 am – 12:30 pm MT
    This final session will introduce the concept of internal cultural champions and their roles within an organization. Participants will hear examples of how health systems have effectively developed a cultural champion role and key elements of success and effectiveness.