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Debra Krol (Xolon Salinan)
“Indigenous Storyteller and Award Winning Journalist Debra Krol (Xolon Salinan) is the 2019 Summit Keynote Speaker presenting “Reporting on Indian Country-How Practitioners Can Help Indigenous Journalists Tell Their Stories”. Krol’s forceful and deeply reported stories about peoples, places and issues have won her numerous awards for outstanding journalism. Ms. Krol has provided an article regarding trauma and impact on tribal children in foster care. She previously was a Project Specialist with the Arizona Commission of Indian Affairs and has worked with tribal communities for 30+ years. She is a contributor to Indian Country Today and several other American Indian tribal media outlets.”
"I have attended the American Indian Disability Summit for four years. This event has helped me gather medical references that I use to this day. I have attended a workshop for Nutritionist presentation and they accept my medical insurance so I have build a great long lasting relationship with them as a patient. I enjoy the lunch and networking with different booths. I got in touch with Hanger that helps with my diabetic shoes and they accept my medical insurance. This event has allowed me to make new friends and meet up with friends that I haven't seen in while. I enjoy the raffles and support this event provides. It allows me learn tips, tools, and strategies to get through the hard times and is full of laughs and fun people. Thank you.
~ Jessica Antonio