November 29, 2022

Resource Spotlight: Native American Heritage Month

In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, Health Sciences Library invites you to explore UW’s health resources for and about American Indian and Alaska Native communities. Here is just a sampling.


Book cover for The Arts of Indigenous Health and Well-BeingThe Arts of Indigenous Health and Well-Being. (2021 print) Drawing attention to the ways in which creative practices are essential to the health, well-being, and healing of Indigenous peoples…


Book cover for Global Indigenous Health: Reconciling the Past, Engaging the Present, Animating the FutureGlobal Indigenous Health: Reconciling the Past, Engaging the Present, Animating the Future. (2018 eBook) Building on Indigenous knowledge systems of health and critical decolonial theories, the volume's contributors--who are academic and community researchers from Canada, the United States, Sweden, and New Zealand--weave a narrative to explore issues of Indigenous health…


Book cover for American Indian Health and NursingAmerican Indian Health and Nursing. (2016 eBook) …addresses the roots of American Indian nursing, including coverage of indigenous knowledge and traditional approaches to health and healing.


Book cover for Social Issues in Contemporary Native America : Reflections from Turtle IslandSocial Issues in Contemporary Native America : Reflections from Turtle Island. (2016 eBook) Hilary Weaver has drawn together leading Native American social workers, researchers, and academics to provide current information on a variety of social issues related to Native American children, families, and reservations both in the USA and in Canada.


Other Resources

Logo for the Indian Health PathwayIndian Health Pathwayprovides an avenue for active Native medical students at the University of Washington to stay connected to their community. Enhancing opportunities for Native and non-Native medical students alike to learn how to integrate American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) patients’ cultural, spiritual and traditional needs into healthcare.


Logo for the University of Washington's College of Arts and SciencesHonoring American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month. This UW College of Arts & Sciences page lists organizations, local events, books, videos, and articles relating to UW’s American Indian field of studies.


Logo for the Medicine Wheel SocietyMedicine Wheel Society – UW an organization dedicated to promoting American Indian/Alaska Native/Indigenous culture, education, and advancement in health care and diversity in medicine.


Logo for The Takeaway podcastWhy Maternal Mortality Research Excludes Indigenous Women. (2022 podcast, NY public radio transcript) The Takeaway speaks with two experts to learn more about why Indigenous women are at higher risk for maternal deaths and what needs to be done to improve their health outcomes…



Cover image: Native American History Month. (2022). Retrieved from the Library of Congress,