Native American Children Training Forum


The TCR expert Panel is composed of volunteers from tribal communities to guide project development, provide advice and expertise by recommending curriculum components, reviewing and giving feedback on the curriculum and instructional materials, conducting a formative review of the curriculum and recommending regional training locations and presenters.

There are 4 EP meetings by web-conference following delivery of a regional training session to review and discuss training session outcomes and findings.

Thank you Expert Panel for all your assistance in this project!

Hon. Abby Abinanti, J.D.
Chief Judge, Yurok Tribal court

Dore Bietz
(Northern and Southern Me-wuk)
Planner/Emergency Manager,
Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians

Bill Denke
Chief of Police,
Sycuan Tribal Police Department

Eduardo Duran, Pd.D.
(Apache, Tewa, Lakota)
Clinical Psychologist & Author

Karan D. Kolb, M.Psy.
Director of Tribal Family Services,
Indian Health Council, Inc.

Margaret Muhr
(Potawatomi Nation)
Regional Tribal Liaison,
First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), FEMA regions I-VIII

Denise Shemenski
Tribal Advisor,
CalOES, Tribal Coordination Division

Lynda Smallenberger
Executive Director
Kene-Me-Wu Family Healing Center, Inc.

Michael Yellowbird, Ph.D.
(Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara)
Professor of Sociology & Director of Indigenous Tribal Studies,
North Dakota State University