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Providing Mental Health and Substance Abuse Prevention & Treatment Services within Native American Tribal Communities


Ethleen Iron Cloud-Two Dogs, M.S.
August 9, 2006



  1. To provide knowledge about the background issues of American Indian substance abuse and mental health.
  2. To provide information on specific dynamics related to Native Americans and prevention and treatment of substance abuse and mental health needs in the area of planning, service delivery and evaluation.
  3. To provide the audience with examples of cultural competency tools and resources for practical application.

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Photo of Ethleen Iron Cloud Two DogsEthleen Iron Cloud-Two Dogs is the English name for Sina (Shee-nah) Ikikcu (Ee-kee-kchoo) Win (Weenh) or “Takes the Robe Woman” and lives on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation with her family. Her work includes building on the strengths of individuals, families and communities in the area of human resource development.  Her educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Master’s Degree in Counseling and Human Resource Development as well as coursework in Masters of Public Administration. Ethleen is a 1996 recipient of a Bush Foundation Leaders Fellowship.  Ethleen’s work over the past 20 years includes developing a system of care that includes the child welfare system and the substance abuse and mental health system.  She also helped with the cultural competency work under the President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health.