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