Partnerships With Native Americans acquired over 1,000 Handbooks through a corporate non-profit grant from Amazon. The books will be distributed to tribal members in several states as part of the organization's disaster preparedness activities. Thanks to our partners at PWNA , and Tribal Print Source for a job well done!
PHOTO: Handbook Author Vince Davis (left) and Mark Ford of PWNA collaborated to provide Native Family Disaster Preparedness Handbooks to PWNA supported Tribes.
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Author - Vincent B. Davis at the Trickster Native Art Gallery in Schaumburg IL for the Launch of the Native Disaster Handbook
A devoted advocate for empowering at-risk populations, Mr. Davis supports numerous organizations and projects nationwide to improve disaster outcomes for people with disabilities, families living below poverty, the elderly, and children. Mr. Davis has more than 35-years of experience in disaster response, preparedness, planning, and operations. He currently serves as Director of Disaster Services for Feeding America. Mr. Davis' experience includes FEMA, American Red Cross, SAIC, Regional Catastrophic Planning Team, Walgreen Co., Sony, and Amazon where he managed the corporate Workplace Resilience program in Seattle.
Mr. Davis is a Certified Emergency Manager by the International Association of Emergency Managers and holds over 40 separate training certifications, including FEMA Master Continuity Practitioner. Mr. Davis is no stranger to Native community preparedness initiatives. In 2016 he developed the Emergency Communications Guidebook for Native Broadcasters (Native Public Media). His first book, Lost and Turned Out – A Guide to Preparing Underserved Communities in Disasters, (Amazon 2012), provides vital insights from his experiences in 11 national disaster operations.
Mr. Davis is former Chairman of the IAEM Children’s Caucus, an Advisory Board Member for Domestic Preparedness Journal, Board Member for the Institute for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Management, and a Lifetime Member of the Black Emergency Managers Association. In 2018, he was named "One of the Top Three Emergency Managers to Follow on LinkedIn."
Contributions from-Adam Geisler
Councilman - Inter Tribal Long Term Recovery Foundation
Mr. Geisler is currently serving his third term as the Tribal Council Secretary for the La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians located in San Diego, California. Mr. Geisler is also the Vice Chairman for the Inter Tribal Long Term Recovery Foundation and acts as the Long Term Disaster Recovery Coordinator for his Tribe, the La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indianshas. In 2007, wildfires destroyed over 92% of the La Jolla Reservation leaving a number of Tribal citizens homeless and community infrastructure inoperable. Mr. Geisler facilitated the recovery and communications between Tribal, Federal, State, and local agencies to rebuild the La Jolla Reservation. Mr. Geisler worked with numerous faith-based and community lead organizations including Mennonite Disaster Services (MDS), Jewish Family Services, The San Diego Foundation, and the Regional Community Response Team (RCRT). He is also Co-Author of The Red Guide to Disaster Recovery.
Contributions from-Sean M. Scott
Author - The Red Guide To Disaster Recovery
Mr. Scott has worked for over 37 years in the construction and restoration industry helping thousands of families restore their homes, businesses, and lives. After witnessing close friends and his community devastated by wildfires that swept through Southern California in 2003 and 2007, which destroyed over 6,000 homes and damaged countless others, Mr. Scott recognized that disaster survivors needed a road map to walk them through the recovery process. And so, The Red Guide to Recovery – Resource Handbook for Disaster Survivors was born. Now used by fire departments, Native Tribes, relief organizations, government agencies, and communities across the U.S., The Red Guide to Recovery is helping countless people prepare for and recover from disaster events.
Here are the partners that worked to develop the Native Family Disaster Preparedness Handbook
National Tribal Emergency Management Council
The NTEMC is a long standing sub-committee of the Northwest Tribal Emergency Management Council bringing Tribes and Tribal emergency management organizations from around the Nation together to share information and best practices and to discuss public safety, public health and homeland security issues affecting those in Indian Country.
The Red Guide To Disaster Recovery Native American and Alaska Native Edition
Finally, a resource designed specifically to help Native American communities prepare for and recover from disasters! The Native American & Alaska Native Edition of The Red Guide to Recovery – Resource Handbook for Disaster Survivors is a unique resource that contains a wealth of information to help disaster survivors in navigate the recovery process and avoid becoming disaster victims. The Native American Edition outlines the government processes for disaster declarations, Native specific housing programs, disaster relief processes and culturally relevant information for Tribal leaders, organizations, and families.
Native Public Media
The Mission of Native Public Media is to promote healthy, independent, and engaged Nship. Native Public Media:ative Communities through media access, control and owner
Tribal Print Source
Tribal Print source is a division of Southern California Tribal Chairmen's Association. Tribal Print Source opened it's doors to the public in October 2003, under the name Hi Rez Digital Solutions, as the first collaborative for-profit business venture with The Southern California Tribal Chairman's Association (SCTCA), a non-profit agency representing 19 Native American tribes in the San Diego County area. Located in Southern California, Tribal Print Source provides high quality, fully digital printing, traditional offset printing, large format printing, and marketing services to customers nationwide while generating job training opportunities and income for the local tribal community. Tribal Print Source is part of the Tribal Digital Village that emerged from a three year partnership between the SCTCA and Hewlett Packard.
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