Research in Tribal Communities Mini-Symposium 


Wednesday, April 7, 2010
9 AM - 2 PM
(check in 8:30-9AM)


LaSells Stewart Center, Oregon State University 
875 SW 26th Street
Construction and Engineering Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331

Driving Directions 


Sandra Uesugi 
Environmental Health Sciences Center 
541 737 4374 


The Oregon State University Superfund Research Program and Environmental Health Sciences Center are pleased to present this mini-symposium on important issues related to working with tribal communities.  Anyone currently or planning to partner with tribal communities is welcome to participate.  

You must register to attend. Registration is free, and lunch is included.  

Presentations and Speaker Details

The Tribal Legal Context:  Honoring Tribes’ Rights in Practice
Catherine O’Neill, J.D., Associate Professor of Law at Seattle University School of Law

Tribal Perspectives and  Indigenous/Western Science in a Native Sovereign Nation
Stuart A. Harris, B.S., Director of the Department of Science and Engineering for the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation

Research Ethics and Informed Tribal Consent
Barbara L. Harper, Ph.D., DABT, Environmental Health Program Manager for the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation; Associate Research Professor, Department of Public Health, OSU

Integration of Socio-Cultural Health Indicators in Tribal Risk Research: Doing it the Right Way
Jamie Donatuto, PhD., Environmental Specialist, Swinomish Indian Tribal Office of Planning and Community Development.

This event is funded by NIEHS grants P42 ES016465 and P30 ES00210.