Sustaining Long Term Partnerships and Projects with Native American Communities.

Monday, June 25, 2018


7:30-8:30am Conference registration

Coffee bar and light breakfast snacks (available until lunch)

8:30-9:00am Opening Ceremony and Welcomes

Opening Ceremony.
Mr Bud Lane, Vice Chairman of the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians

Welcome from Oregon State University
Provost Ed Feser

Welcome from the College of Public Health and Human Sciences
Marie Harvey, Associate Dean of Research

Conference welcome
Molly Kile and Stuart Harris



Tribal Environmental Health Past, Present, and Future

SpeakerNil Basu, Canada Research Chair in Environmental Health Sciences; McGill University

Title: Knowledge, Values, and Voices of Indigenous Peoples Drive International Policy: Perspectives from the Minamata Convention on Mercury Pollution

10:00- 11:20am


Building Sustainable Research Partnerships

Speaker: Kim Greenwood, National Park Service
Traditional Ecological Knowledge: A Collaborative Affair

Speaker: Rachael Tracey, Indian Health Service
Title: IRBs- Navigating the Maze of Indian Health Service and Tribal Institutional Review Boards

Speaker: Nicky Teufel-Shone and Mae-Gilene Begay, Northern Arizona University and Navajo Community Health Outreach Program
Title: Lessons Learned From a 10 Year Tribe-University Partnership




Advancing Tribal Scientific Capacity

Speaker: Symma Finn, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Title: NIEHS’ Commitment to Community Engagement in Research: Tribal Scientific Capacity and Environmental Health Literacy

Speaker: Tim Ford, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Title: An IDeA Whose Time has Come – The Transformative Role of the IDeA Programs

Speaker: Doug Stevens, Salish Kootenai College
Title: Using NARCH for Building Environmental Health Research Capacity at Tribal colleges – The SKC NEHR Model

12:30- 2:00pm Lunch



Tribal Environmental Knowledge and Community Engagement in the Southwest

Speaker: Jani Ingram, Northern Arizona University
Title: Environmental Studies of Contamination From Abandoned Mines: Collaboration with Navajo Communities and Students

Speaker: Tommy Rock, University of Utah
Title:Restoring K’e: The Lessons Learned to Heal Our People, Our Land, and Our Waters from Uranium contamination

Speaker: Carmenlita Chief and Andria Begay, Northern Arizona University
Title: Culturally Informed Data Analysis to Assess Cultural Risk and Impact of the Gold King Mine Spill

3:20-3:40pm Coffee break


Tribal Environmental Knowledge and Community Engagement in the Northwest

Speaker: Lynne Grattan, University of Maryland
Title: The CoASTAL Cohort: Risk for Domoic Acid Neurotoxicity in Native Americans in the Pacific NW

Speaker: Sonni Tadlock, Swinomish Indian Tribal Community
Title: 13 Moons Environmental Health Curriculum

Speaker: Annie Belcourt, University of Montana
Title: Native Home Health: Adapting Indoor Air Quality Interventions for Indigenous Communities

Speaker: John Doyle and Mari Eggers, Little Big Horn College, Crow Reservation and Montana State University
Title: Climate Adaptation and Waterborne Disease Prevention, Crow Reservation in Montana

5:15 – 6:45pm Poster session and reception
7:00pm Dinner


Tuesday, June 26, 2018

8:00 – 9:00 am Conference registration desk open

Coffee bar and light breakfast

9:00-10:20am Research and Career Development Opportunities for Students and New Researchers
Panel Discussion (Symma Finn, Liam O’Fallon, Claudia Thompson, Jani Ingram, Doug Stevens, and others)




Environmental Health Research in the Artic

Speaker:  Todd O’Hara, University of Alaska, Fairbanks
Title: One Health Research and Alaska Native Communities: Monitoring Foodwebs

Speaker:  Arleigh Reynolds, University of Alaska, Fairbanks
Title: Sled Dogs as Sentinels for Rural Alaskan Residents: Not All Superheroes Wear Capes

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

11:40-1:00 pm

Lunch plenary (starting at 12pm)

Lunch and Regional Plenary

Speaker: David Lewis, Ethnohistory Research, LLC
Title: “Traditional Land Management of the Kalapuyans”



Indigenous Risk Assessment

Speaker: Barbara Harper, Oregon State University
Title: Risk Assessment for Rural Lifestyles

Speaker: Dianne Barton, Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission
Title: Can Assessment of Tribal Exposure Under New-TSCA Rules Drive Adoption of Green Alternatives for PBTs?

Speaker: Stuart Harris, Cayuse Environmental
Title: Tribal Ecosystem Services – FIFRA and  Federal Trusteeship




Role of Regulatory Agencies and Advocates

Speaker: Fred Hauchman, Director of the Office of Science Policy, Office of Research and Development, EPA
Title: Tribal Science and the US Environmental Protection Agency

Speaker: Wenona Wilson, EPA Region 10 Acting Senior Tribal Policy Advisor
Spotlight on Tribal Work in EPA Region 10: Solid Waste and Indoor Air Quality Initiatives

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

3:40-4:00pm Coffee Break

Closing Ceremony

Closing Ceremony

Plenary Speaker: Linda Birnbaum, Director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Science
Title: Reflections on the Value of Tribal-Academic Partnerships in Research

Poster Award Presentations


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