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UND RAIN program hosting documentary screening and guest speaker Nov. 20

UND’s Recruitment & Retention of American Indians into Nursing (RAIN) program is hosting a screening of the documentary, “Who Cares: A Nurse’s Fight for Equity,” in celebration of Native American Heritage Month.

The event, which also includes a Q&A and social, will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 20, in the Memorial Union Ballroom D.

Whitney Fear Johnson, the subject of the documentary, will be present as a Spotlight Speaker for the event.

Raised on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, one of the poorest areas in the United States, Johnson’s journey is one of resilience and hope.

Despite the challenges she faced, she found the support and inspiration to become a nurse. Now, she is committed to improving the health and wellbeing of her community, the Oglala Lakota Nation, and many others who face similar struggles.

The documentary is a testament to her unwavering dedication and the power of caring.

This event will be a valuable opportunity for the UND community to gain insight into the challenges and triumphs of Native American individuals in all health care fields. All are encouraged to attend and take part in the conversation.

If you have any questions or require further information on the event, the speaker, or the RAIN program, please contact Chantel Vazquez (, RAIN nurse mentor.

We look forward to your presence!