Canoe Dedication on July 24, 2022 (Aotearoa)
Red Star and Rehua Innovations are partnering to build a sailing outrigger canoe to revitalize mātangirua–dual powered sailing by wind and paddle. Through the vision of our canoe captain, Frank Te Mihinui Kawe, we received a grant from Creative New Zealand to build the sailing components of the canoe, which will be completed this month. […]
A Meeting of Sacred Waters
Red Star is leading a 3-year international Indigenous knowledge exchange about the health and healing of our rivers in partnership with the Te Pou Tupua (the human face and voice of Te Awa Tupua) in Aotearoa, and the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc. Join our growing community as we look to Indigenous-led pathways to create real, systemic change.
[Resource Guide] Tribal Health Governance Transformation
(Feb 2021) Red Star and its partners from Seven Directions, A Center for Indigenous Public Health based at the University of Washington, are excited to share Tribal Health Governance Transformation: A Resource to Strengthen Sovereignty Through Public Health Authority. This practical guide was created to enhance tribal governance and public health law, build strategic partnerships, […]
Global Indigenous Environmentalism
Indigenous communities are among those most adversely affected by climate change, despite contributing very little to its causes. According to a recent United Nations, Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Servicesreport, biodiversity is declining less rapidly in lands that are traditionally owned, managed, used or occupied by Indigenous people. Colonial mindsets continue to be centered on […]
[Practice Brief] Becoming Butterfly through Performance Management
Becoming Butterfly is a framework that draws from an Indigenous model of healing, and proposes a community-centered, public health approach to transform Indigenous health systems using an adapted performance management model to improve health.
[Findings Report] Tribal Public Health Institute Feasibility Project
Findings discussed in this report affirm the feasibility and desirability of a TPHI to serve as a partner in addressing the health needs of American Indian and Alaska Native communities. The report describes a strong Tribal outreach and engagement approach through the project.
[Practice Brief] A Case for Tribal Public Health Institutes
Tribal Nations are challenged with protecting its citizens from the preventable causes of death, injury, illness and disability. Public health threats, such as chronic disease, infectious disease outbreaks, and natural disasters, have reinforced the need for a strong public health infrastructure. This practice brief describes how public health has evolved to include more collaborative and […]
[Resource Guide] Territorial Public Health Performance and Accreditation 101
This resource was designed in collaboration with U.S. Pacific Island territories and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. Based on the principles of traditional Polynesian canoeing practices, this resource provides guidance on building teams, engaging community, and using the accreditation standards and measures as a navigational tool to improve performance.
[Guidebook] Roadmap to Tribal Public Health Accreditation
Presented based on the concepts and principles of planting the three sisters – corn, beans, and squash – this resource provides a comprehensive approach for tribal health departments preparing for public health accreditation from start to finish.
[Guidebook] Developing a Tribal Public Health Department Strategic Plan
This capacity-building resource is for tribal department interested in conducting a strategic planning process, especially those interested in public health accreditation.