Jamie Donatuto is an environmental social scientist who has had the honor to work with Indigenous communities for more than 20 years. She is a long standing staff member of the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, located in the beautiful Salish Sea in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. At Swinomish, projects span a wide breadth of community environmental health topics, including toxics in local traditional foods, tribal health-related impacts from climate change, informal environmental health education based on connections to traditional foods, and developing community-based indigenous health indicators. The Indigenous Health Indicators project is a collaborative effort with long-time colleague Swinomish elder, Larry Campbell. Larry and Jamie work with Indigenous communities across North America to develop their own, unique indicators of health that are founded on their own world views. Jamie completed her doctoral studies at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, in 2008 in the interdisciplinary graduate program of Resource Management and Environmental Studies.
Affiliation: Swinomish Indian Tribal Community
- Co-Chair, Human Well Being