International Network of Indigenous Health Knowledge and Development 2010 meeting podcasts

University of Washington Indigenous Wellness Research Institute

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On behalf of the Planning Committee at the Indigenous Wellness Research Institute at the University of Washington, it is our great honor and pleasure to offer podcasts of the Fourth Biennial Conference of the International Network of Indigenous Health Knowledge and Development (INIHKD). This year's theme was "Knowing our Roots: Indigenous Medicines, Health Knowledges and Best Practices," and we have attracted the most respected indigenous health researchers, scholars, policy-makers and health practitioners dedicated to improving the health of indigenous peoples in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States, as well as other regions of the globe. All of us are more-than-aware that indigenous populations worldwide have remarkably similar health trends, status, and diseases, as well as environmental conditions that contribute to health disparities. There are striking differences as well, particularly with respect to health policy responses. It is our hope and desire that the sharing of many different approaches, experiences and results will lead to creative, culture-centered solutions and best practices to address indigenous health concerns. Conference activities are broadly themed to further the: Building of indigenous research capacity, partnerships and workforce; Sharing of innovative, traditional and contemporary indigenous knowledges, especially with respect to culturally-grounded interventions and evidenced-based "best and promising practices"; Identification of successful indigenous health policy solutions; and Sharing of ethical, indigenous-based research protocols and methodologies. Keynote speakers highlighted critical issues and present how the implementation of both traditional and new knowledges are having a discernable and profound effect on improving the lives of indigenous peoples. The organizers are particularly pleased to highlight two dozen keynote speakers during the five-day conference. The Conference venue, Kiana Lodge on the Suquamish Nation, is reflective of the natural bounty and rich cultural heritage of this beautiful region of North America. We hope that the local tradition of ensuring the spiritual and physical well-being of the environment, its creatures and its human inhabitants will be reflected during the Conference, and more importantly, reflected when you return home to your roots after the Conference. -Karina Walters, PhD, Director, Univerisity of Washington Indigenous Wellness Research Institute -Bonnie Duran, DrPH, Director, Center for Indigenous Health Research, University of Washington Indigenous Wellness Research Institute

On behalf of the Planning Committee at the Indigenous Wellness Research Institute at the University of Washington, it is our great honor and pleasure to offer podcasts of the Fourth Biennial Conference of the International Network of Indigenous Health Knowledge and Development (INIHKD). This year's theme was "Knowing our Roots: Indigenous Medicine... Show more

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