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.

About The Haury Program

The Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environmental and Social Justice awarded the Engaging Indigenous Voices: On Topics of Environmental Health Program, in January of 2016. It is a two year project that will fund two outreach educational methods piloted in 2015, Indigenous Stewards magazine and the Tribal Forum. Together with associated activities, the program is designed to increase environmental health knowledge among Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center members and tribal people.

Future of the Program

At this point we are seeking submissions for volume 2 of Indigenous Stewards.  Contest flyers have been sent to schools and communities inviting students, teachers and community members to submit photo essays, stories, poems and artwork for consideration in our publication.  We anticipate sending out surveys to our long time collaborators in tribal communities in the spring to seek members for the organizing committee and for suggestions for topics of interest for the fall 2016 tribal forum.