Tribal communities

Asthma: Drowning in Air

News Date: 
August 16, 2016 :00am

(Native America Calling) Fighting to breathe is a scary experience. But that’s the reality for 1 out of every 12 people in the U.S. who have asthma, according to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. American Indian and Alaska Native children are 30 percent more likely to have asthma, according to the Office of Minority Health. Rates of asthma are increasing and it’s unclear why.

Environmental Health Disparities in Native American Communities Focus of New UA/NAU Research Center

News Date: 
June 29, 2016 :00am

(UAHS News -- College of Public Health) The University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Heath and Northern Arizona University received a $5 million grant to improve health in Native American and Alaska Native communities overburdened by pollution and other environmental factors that contribute to health disparaties. 

"Water Is Our Life": How a Mining Disaster Affected the Navajo Nation

News Date: 
May 16, 2016 :00am

(Truthout) In the midst of the ongoing water crisis in Flint, Michigan, it is not surprising that the World Health Organization recently released a report documenting that the environment is responsible for almost a quarter of deaths and disease in the world.

But this news to the Diné (Navajo) people, who believe that all parts of nature -- the water, fish, trees, and stars -- are equal members of society and are so intricately connected that an imbalance in one member may impact another.

UA Researchers to Study Environmental Effects on Navajo Lands a Year After Gold King Mine Spill

News Date: 
March 24, 2016 :00am

(UA College of Public Health) -- The University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and UA Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science received a $434,000 grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to investigate the effects of the Gold King Mine spill on Navajo lands.

The University of Arizona Agnese Nelms Haury Grant

We are very pleased to have been selected by the University of Arizona Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice to receive funding for our project proposal submitted in Fall 2015; Engaging Indigenous Voices On Topics of Environmental Health. The seed funding provided by this grant will support our work with American Indian Communities by providing the means to publish and distribute the Indigenous Stewards Magazine for the next two years.  As well, we will have funds for Tribal Forums in fall 2016 and fall 2017.

Indigenous Stewards Contest Submission Guidelines

Indigenous Stewards Vol. II Contest!!

STUDENTS: we are seeking submissions for Indigenous Stewards Vol. II

This will be our second year hosting our Indigenous Stewards writing, drawing and photo contest.

Deadline: March 23rd, 2016

Indigenous Stewards Survey

On behalf of the Indigenous Stewards team I would like to thank you for your interest in the magazine. We hope you are enjoying your hardcopy and have had time to check out the digital version on our website. As we begin formulating the materials for volume II, we would like to request some feedback regarding the magazine to aid in our request for funding.

Understanding the Gold King Mine Spill

News Date: 
August 26, 2015 :00am

On Wednesday August 5, 2015, during an EPA mine site investigation of the Gold King Mine near Silverton, CO, heavy equipment disturbed loose material around a soil “plug” at the mine entrance. Apparently, acid mine drainage had built up behind the plug, which unexpectedly gave way due to the weight of the water pressure in the tunnel, and a torrent of water gushed out of the tunnel. To read more ....

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