Categories: Canoe TraditionsEcosystem ResilienceHealth System Transformation

Tribal Health Governance Transformation Resource

This Tribal Health Governance Transformation Resource is a practical guide to enhance tribal governance and public health law, build strategic partnerships, and improve community health. This resource draws upon Indigenous models of nation building and healing to promote cultural and political sovereignty, and redefine and strengthen governance for health. The Nation Building Principles woven throughout this resource are based […]

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Indigenous-led public health organizations partner to explore pathways to build climate and ecosystem resilience.

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 Services report, biodiversity is declining less rapidly in lands that are traditionally owned, managed, used or occupied by Indigenous people. Colonial mindsets continue to […]

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Indigenous Environmentalism

Indigenous peoples’ relational approaches are essential to re-establish the connections needed to support ecosystem resilience.  The impact of climate change and ecosystem collapse can no longer be ignored. We have reached a critical moment, a tipping point that calls for informed, effective climate action. Red Star has partnered with Seven Directions, A Center for Indigenous […]

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International Indigenous Knowledge Exchange

The Māori peoples of the Whanganui River in New Zealand view their ancestral river, Te Awa Tupua, as an indivisible whole, incorporating its tributaries and all its physical and metaphysical elements from the mountains to the sea.  In February 2020, Tribal Leaders from Arizona travelled to the Whanganui River for a cross cultural exchange. Resources

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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.

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A Blueprint for Advancing the Health and Wellness of Our Native Communities

This blueprint report represents a tribal public health agenda based on national input and synthesis of regional and national tribal roundtables.  The agenda includes seven strategic priorities with actionable strategies.

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Tribal Public Health Institute Feasibility Findings

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.

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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 […]

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Pacific Island Guide to Public Health Performance and Accreditation

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.

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Tribal Guidebook and Roadmap to 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.

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