Category: 1st Quarter 2014

Fry Bread Nation

On Thursday, February 20, 2014, the Native Youth Enrichment Program (NYEP) hosted a high school symposium called “Fry Bread Nation.”  This one day symposium was to educate Native American and Alaska Native Youth on the diabetes epidemic in Indian Country.

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Providing for the health of urban American Indians

The health disparities between urban Indians and the general population are little known, and they are shocking, writes Seattle Times guest columnist Polly Olsen. In December, the Seattle City Council voted to make a difference in the lives of our

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Healthy Hearts, Healthy Minds Study Launched

The “Healthy Hearts, Healthy Minds” research study was designed to improve the cardiovascular health of a Northwest American Indian population. Local community resources and input from tribal members were used to develop study materials and protocols. The study offers a

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Tax Sugar to Save Lives

We see evidence of sugar’s devastating health effects every day. Take a close look. Over there it’s rotting a child’s teeth, over there it’s taking a diabetic’s foot, and, hey, over there it’s costing the clinic thousands of dollars to

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Keawe ̔aimoku Kaholokula, PhD, visits the UW

When I first saw the announcement that Keawe was going to speak at UW, I got excited. It was the same kind of excitement that people get when their favorite music group is coming to town and they can’t wait

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Reflections on Indigenous Maori Scholar Visits

The Indigenous Wellness Research Institute was honored to host presentations and visits by several distinguished scholars of Maori and indigenous people’s education and research in early Spring 2014. During their visits, the visiting scholars met with graduate students to discuss

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American Indian Higher Education Consortium Leaders visit IWRI

Three leaders of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) visited IWRI on January 29 – 30, 2014:  President and CEO Carrie Billy, JD; Research Committee Chair and Blackfeet Community College (Montana) President Billie Jo Kipp, PhD; and Native American

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“Collaboratory” Takes First Step

IWRI hosted a two-day “collaboratory,” a working meeting with IWRI / UW researchers and guests who serve as researchers at other academic institutions and community research institutions designed to identify potential research collaborations and sharing of research and training opportunities.

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Wisdom Keepers: Elders-in-Residence Proposal

During the week of February 17 – 22, 2014, IWRI hosted six Indigenous (Alaska Native, American Indian, Native Hawaiian) Elders to begin the discussions and conversations for the developing Wisdom Keeper’s Indigenous Elder-in-Residence Program. We were honored to have Elders

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