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Native Education Lecture: Cultural Safety

Tuesday, March 10, 2020
from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM


APS Indian Education, established 1974.

Berna Facio Professional Development Complex

Lecture Hall

3315 Louisiana Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110

Dr. Daisy Thompson, Indian Education Department Director

(505) 884-6392

Cultural Safety: Maintaining Sacred Relationships

Featured Native Education Lecturer: Mr. Lorenzo Jim, Western and Traditional Counselor, First Nations Community Healthsource


As the world keeps growing and evolving, for all People this creates change, opportunities as well as challenges. The life ways and values of our Indigenous Cultures remain as important and strong today as it has been from time immemorial. Unique and implicit beliefs, knowledge and values are foundational aspects of Indigenous Cultures. Misunderstandings, cultural appropriation, biases & prejudices are a few challenges faced today. This presentation will provide key insights, awareness and discussions that will focus on maintaining healthy cultural boundaries (taboos), respect, ceremonial care and sensitivity when providing and working with Indigenous students, families and cultures. 


Portrait of Mr. Lorenzo Jim

Lorenzo R. Jim (Dine/Navajo) is a Licensed Alcohol/Drug Abuse Counselor and certified Traditional Counselor/Hataalii with the Dine Hataalii Association currently managing the Native American Traditional Wellness & Integrative Care Program at First Nations Community HealthSource, a Title V Urban American Indian Health Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Mr. Jim has extensive knowledge and experience in program/curriculum development toward the integration of Native American Traditional/Cultural wellness and curative processes into modern health care, legal, educational and social systems.

His professional background includes military/federal counter-drug leadership, law enforcement corrections and substance addictions counselor in both inpatient/outpatient integrated treatment programs for juveniles and adults. He currently serves as the Tribal Liaison for Bernalillo County Metropolitan Courts, Cultural Services Provider at the Children, Youth & Families Department, Juvenile Justice Services and is a Native American Care Chaplain at the University of New Mexico Hospital.

About the Lecture Series

APS Indian Education presents “Honoring the Spirit of Native Education Lecture Series." Lectures will be provided by Native American professionals on Tuesday evenings in March and April.


Native American presenters will cover various topics:

  • Cultural Do’s and Don’ts
  • Government
  • Leadership
  • History
  • Stories
  • Values

Who's Invited

The targeted audience includes Albuquerque and surrounding communities:

  • Educators
  • Parents
  • Leaders
  • Students

Lecture Dates

Lectures will be provided on the following dates:

  1. March 3 Lecture
  2. March 10 Lecture
  3. March 17 Lecture
  4. April 7 Lecture
  5. April 14 Lecture
  6. April 28 Lecture


Featured speakers, biographies, and topics will be announced the week before each lecture.

The community can access information on the Indian Education website and The Core Newsletter.

The lectures are free and sponsored by the APS Indian Education Department.

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