Save the Indian, Save the Man- A Social Justice Perspective on Suicide Prevention

Presented by: Shelby Rowe, MBA

This presentation will intertwine music, art and humor to address the serious issues that have increased risk of suicide among American Indians & how embracing culture is key to reducing that risk.

After over 500 years of attempted extermination of the Indigenous peoples of America, we are still here, fully aware of the perceived inconvenience of our survival. The speaker will challenge the audience to once and for all abandon the policy of “Kill the Indian, Save the Man”. Instead, saving the Indian could quite possibly Save Mankind. This presentation will intertwine music, art and humor to address the serious issues that have increased risk of suicide among American Indians – genocide, colonization & ongoing systemic oppression on suicide risk among Indigenous peoples in the US. The speaker will also talk about the Indigenous Renaissance that is currently taking place in the US, and discuss how embracing Indigenous culture could be a key to reducing suicide risk.

Our Sponsors

Vermont Association of Hospitals
Northeast Telehealth Resource Center (NETRC)
NEPHTC
Vermont Public Health Association
Margolis Healy
UVM Medical Center
Chroma Technology
Vermont Department of Health–Dept. of Maternal and Child Health
Vermont Care Partners
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense
Vermont Cooperative for Practice Improvement and Innovation
NAMI VT
Image Relay
North Country Hospital
Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center
C & S Wholesale Grocers
Grace Cottage
Cabot
Blue Cross Blue Shield of VT
One Care of VT
Scroll to Top