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October 18, 2023

BIG-HART Seminar Series: Elders and Practitioners

October 10, 2022

Celebrating Indigenous People’s Day 2022

In honor of Indigenous People’s Day, we would like to celebrate the work of our own IHART2 and IHART3-Itzá scholar Dr. Crystal Lee! She was recently featured in a short documentary by Scientific American. They selected three people in the United States, changing the landscape of health equity and she is featured as one. Congratulations…

January 24, 2022

Animation Summit January 2022

Registration:   Dear Animation Fans and Interested Investors:   Welcome to the 2022 Animation Summit – Business Meets Creativity!   The Animation Summit is a global summit hosted by the UCLA Anderson School of Management, Center for Center for Media, Entertainment and Sports (MEMES) and Truffle Time. The focus of the conference is to…

October 8, 2020

Indigenous People’s Day Gathering and Story Sharing

Please join us for an Indigenous People’s Day Gathering and Story Sharing Sharing Stories of Indigenous Strengths and Journeys to Social Work and Academia October 12, 2020 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm PDT                              

August 12, 2020

Personal Protective Equipment Drive for Tribal and Urban Indian Health

We’ve partnered with Tribal and Urban Indian Health care facilities and programs to gather important personal protective equipment (PPE). These supplies are needed for communities that have been particularly hard hit by the global pandemic. Here are two ways to donate PPE Drop off items at our donation site at the UW School of Social Work…

January 15, 2020

Welcome New IWRI Student Workers

Maya Esquivido Hestum (Greetings)! My name is Maya Esquivido, and I am an enrolled member of the Nor Rel Muk Wintu Nation and Hupa. My tribal people come from Hayfork, located in Trinity County, CA. I was born and raised in Sacramento, CA, but relocated to the Pacific Northwest, where I started a family and…

Angelina Callis!

Angelina joined the IWRI family over during summer 2019 as Research Coordinator for the MyPEEPS study and the Luna training program. Angelina’s Tribal affiliation is with the Cayuga Nation of New York State. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business management and completed her Master’s in Social Work in June 2019.  Prior to entering graduate…

Lucy Smartlowit-Briggs accepts new position with the Yakama Nation

Lucy was the Seattle-based Research Coordinator for the “Healing Seasons: Preventing HIV among Native Americans through the treatment of PTSD & Substance Use” project (Cynthia Pearson, PI). She returned to Yakama during summer 2019, and recently accepted a position with the Yakama Nation Victim Services Program. The IWRI family wishes her the best as she…

January 14, 2020

LUNA Program: International Indigenous Health Research Training Program

LUNA is a five-year international health research program, which will provide in-depth training opportunities to qualified graduate, medical and post-doctoral students from Indigenous populations throughout the United States. Through a strong network of highly trained Indigenous scholars, trainees will use culturally grounded research techniques in Latin America (Peru & Guatemala), Nepal, and Hawai’i to address…

Yakama Nation Healthy Transitions: Improving Life Trajectories for Youth and Young Adults ages 16-25 Providing Collaborative Supportive Care for Youth

In April 2019, Yakama Nation Behavioral Health received funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA, Award number H79SM081963) to establish the Healthy Transitions program. Healthy Transitions: Improving Life Trajectories for Youth and Young Adults aims to serve young adults ages 16-25 who are struggling emotionally and behaviorally using the evidence-based practice…

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