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Vision, Advocacy, and Community: A History of the American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services Projects - 11/23/2021


DATE: November 23, 2021 | 10am-11:30am AZ MST (Time Zone Check)


·       Treva Roanhorse – Former Navajo Nation OSERS Director, Former CANAR  President, Current CANAR Policy and Advocacy Committee Chair 

·       Dr. Lee Gaseoma – Facilitator, AIVRTTAC's Traditional Cultural Guidance and Support Lead


GOAL: This presentation will provide an overview of the history of the American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services projects through the lived experience of Treva Roanhorse. Treva has been involved in the AIVRS program from its very beginning, advocating for culturally appropriate VR services (including traditional healing services) to prepare tribal members with disabilities for successful employment.



·       Attendees will learn about key stakeholders who paved the way for establishing the first AIVRS project.  

·       Attendees will be provided with a detailed overview, highlighting key events as well as the individuals who helped bring about changes in the provision of tribal VR services. 

·       Attendees will learn about the creation of the Consortia of Administrators for Native American Rehabilitation (CANAR), Inc. and its founding members.

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