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Exploring successful aging among Alaska Native Elders through a qualitative community-based participatory research approach


Dr. Lena Thompson 

March 25, 2024   12:30CT

This session explores:

  • How Western concepts of aging and Indigenous holistic views overlap 
  • Traditional values, Native foods, and cultural practices that are unique within individual Indigenous populations
  • 16+ years of community-based work with Alaska Native villages
  • Highlights steps and challenges with the Alaska Area IRB and communities, 
    emphasizing decolonizing methodologies like ‘talk story’




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