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3rd Tribal Environmental Health Summit (2018)

The theme of the 3rd Tribal Environmental Health Summit was Sustaining Long Term Partnerships and Projects with Native American Communities and the Summit provided participants with the opportunity to: Showcase their latest research on Tribal environmental health science; Renew and solidify personal and professional networks; Increase stakeholders understanding of Tribal environmental health policy needs and goals; and Explore a variety of relevant career paths.  Over 130 people attended and represented 42 different tribes, universities, and government agencies.

Knowledge, Values, and Voices of Indigenous Peoples Drive International Policy: Perspectives from the Minamata Convention on Mercury Pollution (54min 07sec)
Nil Basu, Canada Research Chair in Environmental Health Sciences; McGill University 

Protecting Future Generations: Community-Based Participatory Research on Sivuqaq and Policy Actions for Environmental Health and Justice (36min 26 sec)
Speakers: Pamela Miller and Viola (“Vi”) Waghiyi, Alaska Community Action on Toxics

Can Assessment of Tribal Exposure Under New-TSCA Rules Drive Adoption of Green Alternatives for PBTs? (24min 23sec)
Speaker: Dianne Barton, Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission

Reflections on the Value of Tribal-Academic Partnerships in Research (25min 19 sec)
Linda Birnbaum, Director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Science

Tribal Ecosystem Services – FIFRA and  Federal Trusteeship (20min 55sec)
Speaker: Stuart Harris, Cayuse Environmental

Traditional Land Management of the Kalapuyans (54min 57sec)
Speaker: David Lewis, Ethnohistory Research, LLC

Sled Dogs as Sentinels for Rural Alaskan Residents: Not All Superheroes Wear Capes (32min 54 sec)
Speaker:  Arleigh Reynolds, University of Alaska, Fairbanks

Exposure Scenarios for Rural Lifestyles (28min 05 sec)
Speaker: Barbara Harper, Oregon State University

Traditional Food Security in a Changing Arctic: 20 Years’ Experience With a Tribally-Designed Human and Wildlife Biomonitoring Program (25min 06sec)
Speaker: Jim Berner, Senior Director for Science, Division of Community Health of the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

One Health Research and Alaska Native Communities: Monitoring Foodwebs (18min 49sec)
Speaker:  Todd O’Hara, University of Alaska, Fairbanks

Climate Adaptation and Waterborne Disease Prevention, Crow Reservation in Montana (31min 55sec)
Speaker: John Doyle and Mari Eggers, Little Big Horn College, Crow Reservation and Montana State University

Culturally Informed Data Analysis to Assess Cultural Risk and Impact of the Gold King Mine Spill (24min 36sec)
Speaker: Carmenlita Chief and Andria Begay, Northern Arizona University

13 Moons Environmental Health Curriculum (23min 16sec)
Speaker: Sonni Tadlock, Swinomish Indian Tribal Community

Restoring K’e: The Lessons Learned to Heal Our People, Our Land, and Our Waters from Uranium contamination (25min 07 sec)
Speaker: Tommy Rock, University of Utah

Environmental Studies of Contamination From Abandoned Mines: Collaboration with Navajo Communities and Students (25min 12sec)
Speaker: Jani Ingram, Northern Arizona University

Using NARCH for Building Environmental Health Research Capacity at Tribal colleges – The SKC NEHR Model (19min 05sec)
Speaker: Doug Stevens, Salish Kootenai College

NIEHS’ Commitment to Community Engagement in Research: Tribal Scientific Capacity and Environmental Health Literacy (30min 01sec)
Speaker: Symma Finn, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

An IDeA Whose Time has Come – The Transformative Role of the IDeA Programs (20min 12sec)
Speaker: Tim Ford, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Lessons Learned From a 10 Year Tribe-University Partnership (18min 22sec)
Speakers: Nicky Teufel-Shone and Mae-Gilene Begay, Northern Arizona University and Navajo Community Health Outreach Program

Traditional Ecological Knowledge: A Collaborative Affair (22min 33sec)
Speaker: Kim Greenwood, National Park Service



Evolution of a Robust Tribal-University Research Partnership to Investigate Tribal Exposures and Build Scientific Capacity [pdf]

  • Anna Harding, Ph.D., and Barbara L. Harper, Ph.D., 6th Annual Northwest Environmental Health Conference, April 8, 2014, Portland, OR
  • Diana Rohlman, Ph.D., Contemporary Northwest Tribal Health Conference, March 28-29, 2014, Portland, OR

Rights-Based/Heritage Fish Consumption Rates in the Columbia Basin and Water Quality Standards [pdf] - Barbara L. Harper, Tribal Environmental Leaders Summit, Spokane, October 9, 2013

Tribal Ecosystem Services - FIFRA, ESA, and Federal Trusteeship [pdf] - Barbara L. Harper, Ph.D., DABT, (CTUIR), January 31, 2012

Addressing Tribal Exposures to Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) and Building Tribal Capacity though a Tribal-University Partnership [pdf] - Anna Harding, Ph.D, and Barbara L. Harper, Ph.D., Superfund Research Program Risk e-Learning Webinar May 23, 2011

The Tribal Legal Context: Honoring Tribes’ Rights in Practice - part 1 | part 2 | part 3 [pdf] - Catherine O’Neill, J.D., Associate Professor of Law at Seattle University School of Law

Tribal Perspectives and Indigenous/Western Science in a Native Sovereign Nation [pdf] - Stuart A. Harris, B.S., Director of the Department of Science and Engineering for the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation

Research Ethics and Informed Tribal Consent [pdf] - Barbara L. Harper, Ph.D., DABT, Environmental Health Program Manager for the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation; Associate Research Professor, Department of Public Health, OSU

Integration of Socio-Cultural Health Indicators in Tribal Risk Research: Doing it the Right Way [pdf] - Jamie Donatuto, PhD., Environmental Specialist, Swinomish Indian Tribal Office of Planning and Community Development. Swinomish Indian Tribal Community

Valuing the Priceless: A Tribal Perspective on Quantifying Ecosystem Services [pdf] - Barbara Harris and Stuart Harris, CTUIR Department of Science and Engineering, December 9, 2010

Exposure Scenarios – Fish Consumption Rates within the larger Tribal Exposure Context [pdf] - Barbara L. Harper, Ph.D., DABT, (CTUIR), August 12, 2009

Living Lightly on the Earth: Tribal Perspectives on Energy Efficiency, Sustainable Infrastructure, Indigenous Science, First Foods, and Post-Carbon Governance. [pdf] - Stuart Harris, CTUIR Department of Science and Engineering, BPA, Portland, November 14, 2008

Tribal Perspectives on Exposure Assessment [pdf] - Barbara Harris and Stuart Harris, CTUIR Department of Science and Engineering, November 2, 2005

You Are What You Eat: Evaluating Exposure by Subsistence Exposure Scenarios [pdf] - Barbara Harris and Stuart Harris, CTUIR Department of Science and Engineering, August 31, 2005

Plenary Address on Cultural Legacies [pdf] - Stuart Harris, CTUIR, Society of Risk Analysis Annual Meeting, December 7, 1998

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