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Native American Heritage Month Annual Lecture Set, Nov. 16

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Native American Heritage Month guest presenter Pamela Miller of the Alaska Community Action on Toxics
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Viola “Vi” Waghiyi of the Alaska Community Action on Toxics
A graphic advertising National Native American Heritage Month

In November, the NIH Tribal Health Research Office (THRO) celebrates National Native American Heritage Month, a special opportunity to highlight American Indian and Alaska Native culture, ingenuity and contributions to biomedical research. 

Join THRO and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 3 p.m. ET for the annual Native American Heritage Month guest lecture. Learn about NIEHS-funded environmental health research in Alaska with co-presenters Pamela Miller and Viola “Vi” Waghiyi of the Alaska Community Action on Toxics. They will present “Protecting the Health of Future Generations Through Community-Based Research and Actions: Working in Partnership with the Tribes of Sivuqaq, Alaska.” 

The speakers will share stories about the region and how this collaborative research began. They will discuss their decades of experience conducting community-based participatory research with local Tribes. They also will talk about how their work has been informed by traditional and community knowledge, provide a summary of their findings, and recommend policy actions and interventions to protect health.

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Throughout the month, THRO will highlight NIH Tribal health research and collaborations with Native communities on LinkedIn and Facebook. Learn more about THRO and the guest lecture:

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