Six indigenous-identifying people stand smiling, shoulder-to-shoulder, under the wing of a small plane.

Indigenous Wellness Research Institute at the University of Washington

The Environmentally based Health & Land-based Healing Center recognizes that indigenous groups have been intergenerationally impacted by land removal, environmental pollution, climate change, and the taking of traditional teachings, language, foods, spirituality, and medicine. As such, the center seeks to co-design and conduct land-based health interventions with indigenous groups to build evidence of successful, outdoor practices by supporting revitalization of ancestral teachings and practices regarding the lands.



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