18 Apr 2016

NWIC and WWU host the Salish Sea Speakers Series on April 28 with Larry Campbell and Jamie Donatuto speaking about Indigenous Health Indicators

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NWIC and WWU will host the second Salish Sea Speakers Series on April 28. Larry Campbell and Jamie Donatuto who will speak about using Indigenous Health Indicators to explain why including natural resources in Coast Salish health assessments is key to more accurate results.

Their presentation from 12 to 2 pm in the NWIC log building will focus on using Indigenous health indicators to explain why including natural resources in Coast Salish health assessments is key to more accurate results.

They will also be presenting at WWU from 4 to 5 pm in the Huxley Building (CF 110). Their presentation at WWU will focus on how the health of the Salish Sea is the health of the people and  evaluating health from a Coast Salish point of view.

Free Parking at Both Events

For more information contact:
Emma Norman, Ph.D, Science Department Chair at NWIC
enorman@NWIC.edu  360-392-4309


Biography of Presenters

Larry W. Campbell, Sr.is the Tribal Historical Preservation Officer for the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community in the Cultural Resources Office, and the Community Health Specialist in the recently formed Swinomish Community Health Program. Larry is also involved in Intergovernmental Relations and Cultural Resource Planning. He has been involved for over 30 years in Swinomish Indian Tribal Community governmental committees, intergovernmental affairs, public relations, community development, spiritual traditions and cultural activities. Larry is a distinguished Swinomish tribal elder.

For the past 25 years, the greater part of Larry’s work has involved the interrelationships between tribal, local, regional, national, and international governmental programs. He has presented numerous times on inter-governmental relations, cultural, spiritual and historical issues. He works closely with Dr. Jamie Donatuto in developing and pilot-testing health indicators responsive to Indigenous health, a project Larry and Jamie have been collaborating on for more than a decade.

Dr. Jamie Donatuto is an Environmental Community Health Analyst for the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, located in the beautiful Salish Sea in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. For 15 years, Jamie has been enacting investigations on behalf of the Tribe, including researching toxics in local traditional foods, tribal health-related impacts from climate change, and developing community-based indigenous health indicators. The Indigenous Health Indicators project is a collaborative effort with long-time colleague Swinomish elder, Larry Campbell. Jamie and Larry most recently launched the Swinomish Community Health Program and they work extensively with community education and outreach projects.  Dr. Donatuto completed her doctoral studies at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, in the interdisciplinary graduate program of Resource Management and Environmental Studies.