Category: 4th Quarter 2014

Taking Steps to Eliminate Violence against Native Women

In September 25-26, 2014, a small group representing research, policy and community advocacy came together to begin to articulate a research agenda to eliminate violence against Native women. This was facilitated and sponsored by the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center

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Melanie Cheung speaks at UW

Dr. Melanie Cheung (Ngāti Rangitihi, Te Arawa), a Fulbright New Zealand scholar developing a brain resilience training program for Huntington’s disease, presented “Brains AND Heart: The perfect marriage?” to the UW community on Wednesday, October 29. Dr. Cheung is committed

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American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare selects Karina Walters as Fellow

The American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare is a society of distinguished scholars and practitioners dedicated to achieving excellence in the field of social work and social welfare through high-impact work that advances social good. The Academy selected

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New Staff with IWRI

David Huh, PhD Research Scientist, IWRI-NCE Research Core David Huh, PhD, joined IWRI as a Research Scientist in July 2014, having recently completed a postdoctoral fellowship in alcohol research at the UW Center for the Study of Health and Risk

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New Zealand healers with IWRI staff, September 8, 2014

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Student Training and Lecture Series

The Indigenous Wellness Research Institute (IWRI) and Partnerships for Native Health are offering a Student Research Training Series and “STEAM” Career Series to undergraduate and graduate students at the UW. Topics include: community-based participatory research, qualitative and quantitative data collection

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Survey shows hope, optimism among homeless Alaska Native elders

Mention homeless people and words like optimistic, hopeful and happy are typically not what spring to mind. More likely, said Jordan Lewis, an assistant professor in the University of Washington’s School of Social Work, the stereotypes are negative – “that

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Michelle M. Jacob -Yakama Rising: Indigenous Cultural Revitalization, Activism, and Healing

The Yakama Nation of present-day Washington State has responded to more than a century of historical trauma with a resurgence of grassroots activism and cultural revitalization. This path-breaking ethnography shifts the conversation from one of victimhood to one of ongoing

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Grand Opening of the Indigenous Elders in Residence Program

Throughout Winter Quarter 2015, Native Elders will be visiting the School of Social Work from a variety of Native communities to share their stories, knowledge, and expertise.  Please join us to celebrate the grand opening of the Indigenous Elders in

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