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The Museum of Indigenous People has a long history of providing educational lectures, classes, and workshops. Below are some of the past offerings. For future opportunities, please see our events page.

April 27th at 1PM
Holly Figueroa (She/Her)
Tribal Liaison, BCBSAZ Health Choice 
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Holly Figueroa is Ohkay Owingeh and Hopi from the village of Sipaulovi and is Sun Clan. Holly serves as the Tribal Liaison for BCBSAZ Health Choice. As the Tribal Liaison, she works to strengthen tribal relations with 17 tribes in BCBSAZ Health Choice service area, focusing on Access to Care, Prevention, Coordination of Care, Nation Building, Training & Education, Reducing Health Disparities, Stigma Reduction, and cross sector tribal collaborative efforts. 


With a Cultural Competency background, Holly works to ensure that culturally responsive services are delivered to all including Health Choice members and that providers meet the language and unique cultural needs of those they serve. Holly also develops education and awareness programs for staff and residents of the Health Choice service area to help reduce the stigma aimed at diverse cultures and to raise awareness and decrease health disparities they are often faced with. Holly was born into a military family and is the spouse of an Operation Desert Storm & Operation Vigilant Warrior Veteran. Holly is a certified Adult, Youth, and Veteran Mental Health First Aide Trainer.  Holly serves on the Arizona Town Hall Board of Directors; she is a Northern Arizona Healthcare Foundation Certificate Holder; she serves as the President for Arizona Rural Health Association; the MPOWRD Board of Directors.  Holly is also a dedicated Ally who works to advocate and ensure Safe Spaces for 2SLGBTQ individuals and community. Additionally, Holly pursues other ways to give back to her community and to be an effective advocate for Native American people everywhere. 


Holly is the recipient of the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health 2023 Community Star Award. She is also the recipient of the 2023 Arizona Department of Health Services Michael T. Alison Award for Excellence in Tribal Health.

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