The Native Tradition, Environment, and Community Health Project (TEACH), a partnership of the University of Washington Center for Ecogenetics and Environmental Health (CEEH) and Northwest Indian College has created a 32-page comic book entitled “The Return: a Native Environmental Health Story.”
From the project’s press release:
“One of the goals of this Native Tradition, Environment and Community Health Project was to find out how Native American ways of understanding the world and our place in it differ from the Western concept of environmental health. Surveys, interviews, and talking circles identified three core themes of Native environmental health: community, wellness, and inter-relationship.
‘The Return’ was created from the findings. It is a dreamlike account of a Native woman and her baby, and tells how these three concepts are passed to the next generation.”
Read more about the project and to access a PDF version of the book: http://bit.ly/14XMNZv