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Breakout Session One: Culturally Responsive Services: understanding what it means

  1. Understand the role of culturally responsive care with disadvantaged, marginalized groups of people and their communities.

  2. Understand professional skills for working effectively with disadvantaged, marginalized groups of people and their communities.

Presenters: Dr. Eveylyn Campbell and Paula Chapulis

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Dr. Evelyn (Evie) Campbell, EdD, MSW

Evie is the Human Services Director of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe and in her role serves as administrator of both the Minnesota Indian Area Agency on Aging and Tribal Employment Services.  Her professional career also includes 14 years of teaching both at Bemidji State University and the University of Minnesota Duluth in their social work programs.     

Evie is an enrolled member of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe and is knowledgeable about traditional American Indian culture, values, and way of life.  In her work with the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, she has helped families who face multiple barriers find and keep employment as well as working with elderly programs located in tribal communities. 

Evie is an accomplished researcher with over six publications and several local, regional, and national presentations on issues impacting American Indian families. 

Paula Chapulis, Professional Certified Coach and Owner, Aiyana Coaching

Paula serves as a Professional Certified Coach specializing in Leadership and Mental Health Coaching. Through her business, Aiyana Coaching, Paula contracts as Director of the Blue Ox Business Academy of the Brainerd Lakes Chamber, partners with the Initiative Foundation to run the Executive Roundtable for Non-Profit Executive Directors and as an Executive Coach for members of the Viable and Equitable Communities group in St. Cloud, and has a private practice.

Paula is also a member of the Welcoming Communities Advocacy Group and the Community Workforce Inclusion Council whose work is to promote inclusion in the workplace. In 2021 Paula also joined Lyra Clinical Associates as a Mental Health Coach where she was trained in Culturally Responsive Care and continues to serve people from all around the world.

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