Category: 4th Quarter 2013

Growing Our Own

The Growing Our Own Native American Students, Staff and Faculty (GONASF) program was supported by a grant from Indian Health Services (U26IHS300291-01, 09/01/2009 to 08/31/2014 [NCE]). The GONASF program was a collaboration among Northwest Indian College, the Indigenous Wellness Research

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Caring for our Generations: Supporting Native Mothers and Their Families

The University of Washington, a Pacific Northwest Tribal Health Center and a Pacific Northwest Tribal College joined together to learn more about the health needs of Native American women who are or may become mothers. The Caring for Our Generations:

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Community-Based Participatory Research: Site Visits at Five Southwestern U.S. Tribal Colleges and Universities

The Center for Indigenous Health Research (CIHR) has several alcohol, drug and mental health (ADM) studies with Tribal College and Universities across the country.  The relationships we have with these partners are vital to the success of these studies and

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Native Careers Workshops: Developing Pathways between Higher Education and Tribal Communities

The Native Careers Workshops (NCW) are a series of annual gatherings sponsored by the Center for Genomics and Healthcare Equality (CGHE) in collaboration with the Indigenous Wellness Research Institute (IWRI) that explore how higher education and career pathways intersect with

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The Diversity Research Institute Brown Bag Lecture Series: Dr. Stephanie A. Fryberg

Dr. Stephanie A. Fryberg (Tulalip Tribes) visited the University of Washington on November 13, 2013, to present “Culturally Grounded Interventions to Enhance Academic Performance,” research on the powerful impact of culturally grounded messages on Native American and first generation college

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IWRI Speaker Series: Lectures by Māori scholars, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014

IWRI is honored and proud to sponsor a panel of three, highly respected Māori scholars from New Zealand to the UW.  Please join the university community and local community members in welcoming Dr. Paul Reynolds, Dr. Cherryl Waerea-i-te-rangi Smith, and

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Taiwan: Birthplace of Austronesian Languages

The 17 (out of 21 or so) surviving indigenous languages of Taiwan are the oldest and most diverse languages in the widespread, 1200-language Austronesian family of languages.  The linguistic importance of the Taiwanese languages lies in the fact that of

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Ciwang Teyra, School of Social Work PhD Student at IWRI

Kmbiyax Su Hug! “Are you strong?” is the traditional greeting in the Truku language of Taiwan. Before being colonized by foreign countries, the Truku people lived in the mountains. Only strong people can survive and live in the mountains, so

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Taiwan’s Indigenous Peoples

Taiwan is a small, densely-populated (second only to Bangladesh among nations) island in the Western Pacific off the southeast coast of China, that has a significant population of Austronesian indigenous peoples. The indigenous peoples of Taiwan consist of 14 different

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