michael.JPG Michael Bird, Santo Domingo, San Juan Pueblo, MSW, MPH, has devoted his career to enhancing the health of the public, particularly the health of American Indian and Alaska Native people. He was the first American Indian to serve as president of the American Public Health Association.

EBrown Eddie Brown, DSW, is an enrolled member of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, and he is affiliated with the Tohono O'odham Nation. His distinguished career as a leader in, and an advocate for, the American Indian community, illustrates the wide range of opportunities that can be built on advanced degrees in social work.

Faculty1_2 Josie Chase, Mandan/Hidatsa and Yankton/Hunkpapa, MSW, PhD, has made many contributions to the field of children and family services. She developed a model of practice for Native Kinship Care and was a founding member of the Takini Network.

priscilla Priscilla Day, Anishinabe, EdD, MSW, is an enrolled member of the Leech Lake Reservation. She is a professor in the department of social work at the University of Minnesota Duluth.

edwards Eugene "Dan" Edwards, Yurok, DSW, is a professor of social work at the University of Utah. During his long career, he has helped hundreds of American Indians and Alaska Natives earn masters and doctoral degrees in social work.

braveheart_2 Maria Yellow Horse Brave Heart, Hunkpapa, Oglala Lakota, PhD, is an associate professor of social work at Columbia University School of Social Work.