​​​​2018 Conference Agenda
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Karyn Kameroff

Member Program
Pathways to Healing (Cowlitz Tribe)

Halito. Chim Achukma? Sa hoh chvfo vt Karyn Kameroff. Oklahoma Chahta ohoyo sia. Hello. How are you? My name is Karyn Kameroff. I am a citizen of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. I use she/her pronouns.
I am the Program Coordinator for Cowlitz Tribe's Pathways to Healing. I am currently working on my clinical licensure for social work and am also employed with CARES NW as Child Abuse Specialist. I recently started my own consulting business working on racial equity, Indigenous issues, and expert witness for Indian Child Welfare cases. I am working towards my Doctorate in Social Work.

I am interested in serving on the Board of Directors for WSCADV as I have a strong interest in bringing awareness to violence and victimization on a state platform, with an emphasis on how it impacts tribal communities. My hope is to implement more prevention programming utilizing traditional Indigenous cultural knowledge.

As an Indigenous Social Worker, I embrace the 3 cornerstones of WSCADV's Theory of Change. I strive to center racial equity in the work I do in the community. I have a deep understanding of the roots of inequity, injustice, and oppression as I have studied these topics academically, have lived experience with them and continue to work both professionally and voluntarily on addressing them. I am committed to moving equity, justice, and liberation forward through education in the community, and participation in legislative advocacy. I will continue to invest financially in Indigenous, Black, and other People of Color communities. At the heart of my beliefs and action, I have come to understand my purpose is to educate through respectful dialog, openness to hearing others, empowerment, and love.