Category: 2nd Quarter 2013

Dr. Clyde McCoy Speaks About the Improtance of Native Americans in Research and Education

On July 30, 2013, IWRI hosted Dr. Clyde McCoy (Eastern Band Cherokee) for a presentation on The Importance of Culture in Living and Learning. Clyde noted, “Growing up in the Appalachian Mountains near my ancestral home of the Cherokee, I

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Two Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Projects Ending

Two ground-breaking CBPR projects directed by Principal Investigator (PI) Bonnie Duran, DrPH, are nearing the end of four years of funding in August 2013. The defining characteristic of CBPR is that the research is conducted as an equal partnership between

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Palatisha Miyanashma: The Children are Growing

“Palatisha Miyanashma: The children are growing.” —Patsy L. Whitefoot Patsy Whitefoot (Yakama) knows hardship and success. As a young girl from the Yakama Indian Reservation (“The Rez”), she and her sisters were enrolled in a reservation mission boarding school when

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Jordan Lewis: New faculty joins IWRI!

In June 2013, Dr. Jordan Lewis (Aleut) started his new position as an Assistant Professor with the UW School of Social Work and IWRI. Until recently, Jordan was a Postdoctoral/Senior Research Fellow at the UW School of Medicine on a

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The Associate director of IWRI-NCoE: Tessa Evans-Campbell

Associate Professor Tessa Evans-Campbell (Snohomish) is the director of the Master of Social Work (MSW) Program at the UW. She completed a BA in art history at the UW and her MSW and PhD at UCLA. Her research interests focus

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One Ocean, Shared Waters, Shared Knowledges

On Saturday, February 23, 2013, the HU Center for Native Health & Culture partnered with IWRI to host 160 people at the “One Ocean, Shared Waters, Shared Knowledges” event at HU.  The gathering celebrated the sharing of indigenous knowledges and

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Ethical Issues in Clinical Practice within Tribal Communities

An engaged audience attended Dr. Antony Stately’s discussion of “Ethical Issues in Clinical Practice within Tribal Communities,” the inaugural offering of the IWRI NCoE Speaker Series. In his talk, Antony emphasized the importance of taking context and community into account

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Vision to Action: Partnership Summit

IWRI hosted the Vision to Action Partnership Summit, May 22–24, 2013, at the beautiful Kiana Lodge in Suquamish, Washington.  One-hundred-thirty-one participants of the Summit included 26 staff, faculty and students from IWRI and the UW, and 106 invited guests including

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