Dawn D. Davis MA, Moderator asha bandale, and Crystal Lee PhD, MPH.
Reform Conference 2017- Atlanta, Georgia. Drug Policy Alliance October 11 - 14, 2017.
Indigenous Voices and Experiences in the Drug War Panel.
In a special intimate conversation with two experts from the Indigenous community, we will explore the impact of the drug war on Indigenous health, culture and community. What has been the impact of the war on drugs on Indigenous land? What are the most pressing issues and concerns of Indigenous people impacted by the drug war and colonization? How have our drug classification system, and an influx of outsiders, affected sacred ceremonies? How can drug policy reformers create a movement that includes Indigenous leadership and takes seriously the concerns and health needs of native peoples? What are some solid next steps that drug policy reformers can take to help raise awareness and address the ways Indigenous peoples are impacted by the war on drugs?