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I am Blackfeet from Montana. And I am Umpqua from the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, in Oregon. For two years, I’ve worked at CDC in the Division of Global HIV and TB as a Senior Policy Advisor. I’ve been at CDC for seven years. I’m the Senior Health Scientist in the Office of Tribal Affairs and Strategic Alliances. As a Native American woman working in global health, my cultural teachings provide me with the foundational understanding that all things are related—from relationship building and reciprocation to disease transmission and adherence to treatment protocol. My job is to develop strategic initiatives and partnerships to support the health and well-being of Natives. I, like many native peoples, was taught that all things are related. Our teachings include relationships with people, water, fire, animals, and plants. Relationships have meaning and impact and last over decades. Seh and I have known each other for over 20 years.

Me in academia and Seh in Native non-profits, and now, here we are at CDC…always supporting each other and others interested in native public health. Through respectful collaboration with tribal elders and elected officials, students, and public health partners, we are improving the public health for future generations. We’re all related… across CDC, across the U.S., around the globe, and through time. What we do today, impacts tomorrow.

I’m Seh Welch. And I’m Delight Satter. And we ARE native at CDC. Comments on this video are allowed in accordance with our comment policy:… This video can also be viewed at…