We are committed to community capacity-building and the sustainability of change, and ensuring the availability of resources, skills, and strategies for program implementation and evaluation. Core to our activities is a respect for Indigenous worldviews (e.g., stories, family and community values) that will define the research directions, decision-making structures (engaging youth, elders, and community advisory councils), knowledge sharing (open sharing of information, collective interpretations, creation of assets that help share what is learned with other communities).

Ariel Root: tug-of-war photo