June 1, 2022

Health Sciences Common Book Indigenous Speaker Series is Live!

To complement this year’s Common Book, Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants, the UW Center for Health Sciences Interprofessional Education, Research and Practice (CHSIE) presents their Health Sciences Indigenous Speakers’ Series. Indigenous UW faculty and students share their work and insight on human and planetary health.

More information on the Indigenous Speaker Series as well as access to additional presentations can be found here.

Understanding Food Sovereignty


Description: Charlotte Coté, PhD, MA (Tseshaht/Nuu-chah-nulth) brings to life the foundational themes in her new book, A Drum in one Hand, A Sockeye in the Other. Stories of Indigenous Food Sovereignty from the Northwest Coast (UW Press, 2021).

Reciprocity of Knowledge and Community Science


Description: Michelle Montgomery, PhD, MA, MPP (Enrolled Haliwa Saponi/Descendant Eastern Band Cherokee) presents The Reciprocity of Knowledge and Community Science. Montgomery touches on topics of missing and murdered indigenous women, climate change, and other various topics. She integrates what demanding justice and including voices inclusion look like in through a perspective of humility.

Determinants of Planetary Health: An Indigenous Perspective


Description: Melissa Vera, RN, BSN, PhD-C (Tsimshian and Yaqui) presents her recently published paper on the determinants of Planetary Health and how it is crucial to integrate these to better understand “determinants of health”. Vera discusses proposes that a new determinant framing is needed to better guide research, policy, and implementation.