The Native Tradition, Environment And Community Health (TEACH) Project began in 2008 with a collaborative grant supplement funded by the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). The grant funds were shared between the University of Washington Center for Ecogenetics and Environmental Health (CEEH) and the Northwest Indian College, partners on the project. After 2008, the work was supported by the CEEH Community Outreach and Ethics Core (COEC) and the Tribal partnerships the project helped foster.
In 2013-14, a new NIEHS collaborative grant supplement was awarded to CEEH, in partnership with the University of Arizona Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center. This Supplement grant, American Indian Environmental Health Stories: An EHS Core Center Multi-site Pilot Project, supported conversations in six tribal communities in Washington State to collect American Indian environmental health stories. The Native TEACH blogposts tell the story of the tribal conversations.
Upcoming blogposts will tell about other results of the Native TEACH project. If you can’t wait, you can find them on the Native TEACH page of the CEEH website.