Developing Indigenous-Specific Indicators of Health

Larry Campbell

Swinomish Historical Preservation Officer

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For spring, 2020 all WWU classes are being taught online. As such, the Huxley Speaker Series is revisiting favorite presentations from the Archives.

This talk was originally presented as part of the Huxley Speaker Series in Spring 2016.


Larry Campbell discusses the community health work he has long collaborated on with Dr. Jamie Donatuto, Environmental Community Health Analyst for the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community. Over the past 15 years, Campbell and Donatuto have worked together to develop and pilot-test health indicators that are responsive to Indigenous health. Campbell’s talk will describe the evolution of this work, including methods, initial results, and current iterations. He will also explain why local natural resources that are not reflected in conventional health assessments should be included in order to more accurately assess Coast Salish community health.

Larry Campbell

As a distinguished Swinomish tribal elder, Campbell has been involved for more than 30 years in Swinomish Indian Tribal Community governmental committees, intergovernmental affairs, public relations, community development, spiritual traditions and cultural activities. In addition to Historical Preservation Officer, he also serves as Community Health Specialist in the recently formed Swinomish Community Health Program.

More Information

The Huxley Environmental Speaker Series is hosted by Huxley College of the Environment at Western Washington University.

The Series is free and open to the public.

Location & Time

Presentations are held each Thursday at 4:30pm On-campus and ONLINE.


Due to the pandemic, the in-person presentations are not open to the public. However, the talks will be live-streamed ONLINE for the off-campus audience.


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