Lunch with Abigail Echo-Hawk: Data Decolonization

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 invite you to attend an in-depth discussion with 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 the art and science of gathering data for indigenous people, by indigenous people. Ms. Echo-Hawk will share her success in using data techniques that center indigenous needs so that tribal programs can develop and implement interventions grounded in indigenous values. This invitation-only event will provide an opportunity for Native researchers, evaluators, and epidemiologists to ask questions and share their own experiences.

Abigail Echo-Hawk, MA (Pawnee/Athabascan) 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, a Tribal Epidemiology Center that serves urban Indian people nationwide. 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. Additionally, in this role she 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. Her greatest accomplishment is her place within her extended family. She is a wife, mother, auntie, daughter, granddaughter, friend, and community member. Abigail strives to serve them with love and to be a small part of ensuring a great future for the next generations.


Starts: Jan. 24, 2020 12:00 pm
Ends: Jan. 24, 2020 1:30 pm
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