Welcome to the Wassaja Carlos Montezuma Center for Native American Health


The Wassaja Center uses an Indigenous-led framework to work with Tribal Nations, students, practitioners, and community to assist Indigenous families in healing the body, mind, spirit, and environment. The Center uses a culturally appropriate holistic approach through Indigenous knowledge, research, data, public health, law, and policy.  


We envision engagement and understanding between European Centric and Indigenous systems to advance health and social justice outcomes for Indigenous peoples.

Core Values
  • Integrity
  • Resiliency
  • Trust
  • Respect