Being Invited In: Understanding and Respecting Native Disability Culture

Tuesday, November 29, 2022
3:00 pm – 4:15 pm, Eastern time

Register for the webinar

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, the IL-NET T&TA Center for Independent Living and Administration for Community Living (ACL) present a webinar that will help participants gain an increased understanding of Native Americans with disabilities living in Indian Country and learn best practices for outreach and service delivery. Panelists from a multi-year ACL-funded Native American Independent Living Demonstration grant will share their experiences providing independent living services in Indian Country. They will discuss:

  • Key issues tribal communities are facing around disability
  • Barriers and best practices to collaboration
  • Impacts to community-led efforts
  • How participants can partner to strengthen work with tribal communities


  • Hoskie Benally, Community and Government Liaison, Native American Disability Law Center; Member, National Council on Disability
  • Adam Brown, Executive Director, Disability Services and Legal Center
  • Joan O’Keefe, Executive Director, Southeast Alaska Independent Living, Inc.
  • Julie Shaw, Executive Director, Superior Alliance for Independent Living
  • Jillian Nyberg, Executive Director, indiGO
  • Kimball Gray, Program Analyst, Office of Independent Living Programs, ACL

Executive directors and staff for CILs and SILCs, UCEDDs, Protection & Advocacy Centers, Area Agencies on Aging, the disability community, tribal communities, and anyone interested in strengthening relationships with tribal communities are all invited to attend this webinar.

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Funded by ACL, the IL-NET T&TA Center provides training and technical assistance to centers for independent living and statewide independent living councils. The IL-NET T&TA Center is operated by ILRU in collaboration with NCIL, APRIL, and the University of Montana Rural Institute and RTC: Rural.