Advocating for the public vocational rehabilitation program since 1940

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Consortia of Administrators for Native American Rehabilitation

Native American Rehabilitation

CSAVR collaborates with a variety of partners and stakeholders in vocational rehabilitation. CANAR, the Consortia of Administrators for Native American Rehabilitation, is a key partner in public VR. The 81 programs that provide vocational rehabilitation services to Native Americans and Alaskan Natives are funded under the Rehabilitation Act, Title 1 and are responsible for providing VR services to Native individuals living on or near reservations or villages. In some situations, VR services are provided to Native people through a collaborative relationship between public VR and Native American VR programs.CANAR is the membership organization of the administrators who serve Native Americans and Alaskan Natives. More information is available on the CANAR website at: Consortia of Administrators for Native American Rehabilitation (CANAR)

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The Consortia of Administrators for Native American Rehabilitation
(CANAR) serves as an avenue for collaboration and cooperation between
Administrators of rehabilitation agencies serving American Indian and
Alaska Native persons with disabilities to enhance the quality of services,
resulting in positive employment outcomes.

CANAR’s purpose is to:
Provide a forum for administrators of Native American rehabilitation and to study, deliberate, and act upon matters affecting rehabilitation services to Native American persons with disabilities.

  • Provide resources for the formulation and expression of collective points of view of administrators for Native American rehabilitation and to disseminate these views to service providers, related facilities, companies, and concerned citizens.
  • Provide a means of communication with related organizations and governmental bodies.
  • Conduct and support research which leads to an improvement of rehabilitation services for Native Americans with disabilities.
  • Conduct and support efforts to increase the number of Native American practitioners in Vocational Rehabilitation.

Administrative Office

Street Address:
231 Cypress Lane
Natchitoches, LA 71457

Mailing Address
231 Cypress Lane
Natchitoches, LA 71457

Phone: (318)379-8288
Fax : (318)379-0459
The officers are:

Treva Roanhorse
The Navajo Nation OSERS
P.O. BOX 1420
Window Rock, AZ 86515
Navajo Route 12 Morgan Blvd.
T: 928-871-6338
F: 928-871-7865

Vice President
Lyle Cook
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe
VR Program
P.O. Box 506
Eagle Butte, SD 57625
T: 605 964-4400
F: 605 964-4401

Michelle Frazier-Wilson
Chickasaw Nation
Vocational Rehabilitation
300 Rosedale Road
Ada, OK 74820
T: 580 421-7711
F: 580 436-0830

Christina “Peggy” Venable
Lower Muskogee Creek Tribe
Vocational Rehabilitation Program
107 Tall Pine Drive, Tama Tribal Town
Whigham, GA 39897
T: 920-496-7870
F: 920-496-7875

Administrative Assistant
Connie Walker
231 Cypress Lane
Natchitoches, LA 71457
T: (318)379 8288
F: (318)379 0459


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