We Still Remain: A Conference Toward the Promotion of Southeast Indigenous Research, Scholarship, and Collaboration

We Still Remain was a two-day virtual conference in March 2021 that gathered Indigenous and non-Indigenous students and scholars from education, social sciences, STEM, and humanities to examine areas of tension in research affecting Southeast Indigenous communities.

“...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."
– Dr. Mary Ann Jacobs, co-PI

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:

  • promote a deeper understanding of Southeast (SE) Indigenous Studies;
  • encourage the research interests of underrepresented undergraduate and graduate students in SE Indigenous Peoples and communities;
  • increase the knowledge of SE Indigenous Peoples and the research and education programming happening in their communities; and
  • support early career and senior scholars in their research development.

The Local Host Committee

Research Assistant Professor, North Carolina Central University

(Haliwa Saponi)
Undergraduate Student, University of North Carolina at Pembroke

American Indian Liaison to the Chancellor, University of North Carolina at Pembroke

(Haliwa Saponi)
Executive Director, North Carolina Commission of Indian Affairs

Join the "We Still Remain: Southeast Indigenous Research Network"

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!

PIs and Co-PIs

Senior Researcher, Native Nations Institute, University of Arizona

Chair and Associate Professor, American Indian Studies Department, University of North Carolina at Pembroke

Hannah Goins

HANNAH GOINS, Graduate Student
JD Candidate,
University of Arizona Law

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.

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