Hope From our Grandmothers: Decolonizing Data through Stories of Resilience
Much research has been historically rooted in controlling American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) and other indigenous peoples to exploit land and natural resources, or even heredity and group identity. Yet, AIAN community ties, tribal sovereignty rights and claims, and cultural values are emerging as critical elements of resiliency key to reversing the very health and social issues that have plagued indigenous populations as a whole since the dawn of colonization. The practice of research and utilizing information collected by means of observation, hypothesis-testing, repetition of experiment and sound conclusions to inform decision-making, have been integral to indigenous survival and wellbeing for centuries. This webinar will review some of the modern scientific values in comparison to AIAN ways of knowing and provide examples of indigenous research concepts as they align with decolonizing data.
Presenter: Rose James, PhD (Lummi/Duwamish), Director of Evaluation and Research for the Urban Indian Health Institute
Dr.. James has over 20 years experience working with American Indians and Alaska Natives (AIANs). She taught community based participatory research in tribal colleges and co-chaired the Northwest Indian college Institutional Review Board for five years. She also directed a University of Washington Training core for the NIH National Human Genome Research Institute sponsored Center for Genomics and Healthcare Equality where she led annual workshops supporting career development for over 60 AIAN university and college students. Dr. James currently directs Evaluation and Research for the Urban Indian Health Institute and national evaluation for a Centers for Disease Control grant Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country.
Feb 21, 2018
1:00PM - 2:00PM PT
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