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Abigail Echo-Hawk

Decolonizing Data: Restoring Culture and Rebuilding Beauty

1:30pm - January 23, 2020 | Timezone: US/Central
South Southwest PTTC

Thurman J. White Forum & Conference Services
1704 Asp Avenue
Norman, OK 73072
United States

Registration Deadline: January 21, 2020
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The South Southwest Prevention Technology Transfer Center (SSW PTTC), in collaboration with the Genomics and Ethics (GEN) Program for Native Students at the University of Oklahoma is pleased to announce a training by Abigail Echo-Hawk, Chief Research Officer at the Seattle Indian Health Board and Director of the Urban Indian Health Institute. This session will focus on data techniques that center indigenous needs so that tribal programs can develop and implement interventions grounded in indigenous values. Participants will learn how to use data to identify and assess strength-based activities and protective factors and how to describe disparities in health outcomes, behaviors, and risk factors in a way that benefits tribal communities.

This event will be made available via live stream for participants who cannot attend in person:

Abigail Echo-Hawk, MA (Pawnee), she was born in the heart of Alaska where she was raised in the traditional values of giving, respect for all and love. Ms. Echo-Hawk currently serves as the Director of the Urban Indian Health Institute, and the Chief Research Officer at the Seattle Indian Health Board. Urban Indian Health Institute is a Tribal Epidemiology Center that serves tribal people currently living off tribal lands nationwide. In addition, in UIHI’s role as the National Coordinating Center for Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country, she also works with approximately 100 tribal nations.

Her work incorporates these core principles and activities: engagement and participation of community partners; research and evaluation on health, healthcare, and other community priorities; education, training, and capacity-building for Native people, including researchers, students, and communities; infrastructure development; technical assistance; and sharing results in a way that recognizes and respects the unique cultural contexts of American Indian and Alaska Native people. In these roles she also works with American Indian and Alaska Native tribes and organizations to identify health research priorities and with health researchers to ensure research is done in a manner that respects tribal sovereignty and is culturally appropriate