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“...this conference came out of a desire to really address the research knowledge that tribes and tribal communities need right now. The pandemic has underscored the need to better understand tribal communities in forgotten places like the Southeast. We are the Indigenous people who remained in the Southeast. We should be at the forefront of shaping the research that is done about and for us."
Native Nations Institute at the University of Arizona, and American Indian Studies Department at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke partnered to host this special event. The conference featured virtual interactive sessions designed to:
One of the outputs that participants recommended was to identify who is doing what in the area of SE Indigenous communities. We are putting together a network of researchers, students, and community members doing work in this area. If you would like to be included, please JOIN US!
This opportunity was made possible through the National Science Foundation (NSF) Dear Colleague Letter: Build and Broaden: Enabling New Social, Behavioral and Economic Science Collaborations with Minority-Serving Institutions (BCS-2037256). Dr. Jacobs and Dr. Hiraldo see this partnership as a way for two minority-serving institutions that have experience with engaging Native communities to highlight an Indigenous population that often is forgotten in Native studies.
For more information please contact Danielle Hiraldo.