Elder in Residence
In order to ensure that programming is culturally relevant and grounded in positive community norms, MIWRC employs two fulltime Elders in Residence.
Linda Eagle Speaker (Agency Elder in Residence)
Linda is a traditional teacher and healer from the Blackfoot Confederacy, Blood Tribe. In her Agency Elder role, Linda is responsible for providing traditional teaching and support for MIWRC clients, advising MIWRC staff in cultural aspects of program planning/implementation, incorporating mind body medicine (MBM) practice into all agency programs, and sharing MBM techniques with other urban and tribal agencies.