Tribal Members

Previous Summits

2023 Summit

The fourth annual Statewide Tribal Opioid Summit "Healing Our Families and Communities Together" was a two-day conference held on Wednesday, November 1, from 8 am - 4 pm and on Thursday, November 2, 2023, from 8 am - 3 pm, at the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort Entertainment Hall.

Dr. Alex Elswick

Dr. Alex Elswick is a tireless advocate for people with substance use disorders. He currently serves the University of Kentucky as an Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist for Substance Use Prevention and Recovery. Alex is a trained researcher, recovery coach, and mental health therapist, as well as the co-founder of Voices of Hope, a peer-driven recovery community organization. But most importantly, Alex is himself a person in long-term recovery from the chronic disease of addiction.

Jamaine Atkins
Peer Recovery

Jamaine Atkins is a person in long term recovery who has attained multiple year’s drug and alcohol free. He uses the gift of recovery to advocate for those in early recovery as a Certified Recovery Coach within the treatment court system, a safe housing provider and as a board member of the Michigan Association of Treatment Court Professionals. Recovery is his life because recovery gave him a renewed life!

Megan Cavanaugh
Michigan Supreme Court Justice

Michigan Supreme Court Justice Megan Cavanaugh shares her presentation on “Solving Problems and Saving Lives: How Michigan Courts Are Addressing Addiction and Substance Use Disorder."

Rachel Carr-Shunk
United Three Fires Advocate

United Three Fires Against Violence Executive Director Rachel Carr-Shunk delivers opening keynote address on “Violence and Historical Trauma.”