Veterans Wellness Summit

Wellness Summit

Indigenous people serve in the United States military at a higher rate than any other ethnic group, yet they remain underserved by the Department of Veteran Affairs at a similarly disproportionate rate. With Veterans Wellness Summits and other GIIA programs aimed at improving the lives and wellbeing of Indigenous veterans, we can finally put an end to the ongoing neglect of our proud, selfless warriors. Veteran Wellness Summits simply could not happen if not for our allies, sponsors, and donors, so join the growing list of supporters to help thousands of Indigenous community members in need!

Healing is a part of Warrior culture!

It is time for an alternative, newer approach to the long list of problems that plague Indigenous veterans, such as:

  • Chronic health problems
  • Severe PTSD and other mental health issues
  • High suicide rates

Each year, GIIA holds the Veterans Wellness Summit to bring more attention to the lack of representation that Indigenous veterans receive. This five-day summit will help to train Tribal Veteran Representatives from all walks of life to come together and support the brave souls that need our help more than ever. Proud members of Indigenous tribes, allies, and caregivers can become certified representatives while receiving training from the Department of Veteran Affairs, attending workshops, and taking part in healing circles. In addition to learning about various topics such as the various types of benefits and services available to veterans, the GIIA led Veterans Honor Ceremony pays respects to the brave men and women who have served in the military.

Healing is part of the warrior culture, and by equipping ourselves with this crucial training, we can make sure that no Indigenous veteran has to suffer alone in silence, and everyone can live the life they want.


topics covered

Veterans Honor Ceremony

The Global Initiative for Indigenous Advancement (GIIA)

Tribal Veterans Representative Training

The Global Initiative for Indigenous Advancement (GIIA)

Suicide Awareness

United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

Veterans Benefits

Veteran Benefits Administration (VBA)

Health Benefits

Veterans Health Administration (VHA)

Death Benefits

National Cemetery Administration (NCA)


Tentative Schedule

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