Sea ice in the Arctic
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Respect, Responsibility, Reciprocity


Prevention and reduction of health disparities

CANHR seeks new knowledge through basic and applied research that can lead to understanding, preventing, and reducing health disparities in indigenous communities.


Cultural processes awareness

The center’s researchers study how cultural variables influence the understanding of disease expression in Alaska Native people so that research findings and intervention are valid and culturally appropriate.


Community-based participatory research framework

CANHR researchers work closely with, and take significant direction from, indigenous communities. Tribal community members become co-researchers.

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