Using Visual Methods to Engage Indigenous Youth and Community Members in Cross-Site International Analysis

Alaska team at the Capital
Courtesy of CANHR

The National Science awared a $149,595 grant to the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Center for Alaska Native Health Research and two other universities to study resiliency in Indigenous arctic youth.

Two young men, a community member and CANHR investigators traveled to Washington D.C., in October 2012 to meet people from four other indigenous arctic communities in a workshop that aimed to create a resilience experience for the youth involved. The two young men also showed a short video about what it means to be a strong teen in a Yup’ik community at the 18th Inuit Studies Conference.

Much has been said about the risks Alaska Native or indigenous youth face with suicide and substance abuse, but this research project and several others at CANHR, focuses on identifying strengths and finding ways to build on them.

Stacy Rasmus, Ph.D., Principal Investigator
Billy Charles, Co-principal Investigator
Funder: National Science Foundation/Early Concepts Grants for Exploratory Research, Award number ARC-1216257

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