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The Center for Ecogenetics and Environmental Health (CEEH) at the University of Washington in Seattle partnered with the Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center (SWEHSC) at the University of Arizona for the Native Environmental Health Stories project. The activities at the UW CEEH were a continuation of its Native TEACH Project (Tradition, Environment And Community Health) Project that began in 2009.

The purpose of the original Native TEACH project was to identify the core concepts of Native environmental health science, as distinct from the mainstream western understanding of environmental health science. The current project was based on what was learned previously about Tribal members’ knowledge, beliefs and understandings of human interactions with their environment, and the value of traditional storytelling as a way to communicate complicated ideas.

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