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Panel: Including our Neighbors in the Land Grant Mission

Author: Stacey Maifeld | Image: Stacey Maifeld

Including Our Neighbors in the Land Grant Mission: Collaboration in and with Native Communities from STEM to Ag – Panel Discussion

Join a discussion exploring the benefits, possibilities, and potential for Iowa State to engage strategically with its Native neighbors in research and collaboration.

Participants: Jason Younker is assistant vice president and advisor to the president on sovereignty and government-to-government relations at the University of Oregon and a member of the Coquille Nation. He is the University of Oregon’s first formal governmental liaison to the nine federally recognized tribes of Oregon and dedicated to building academic, economic, social, and cultural collaborations.

Jeffrey Burnette is assistant professor of economics and director of the Native American Future Stewards Program at the Rochester Institute of Technology, where he works to maintain and build the relationship between RIT and the American Indian community. Richard Meyers is president of the Association of Indigenous Anthropologists and a faculty member at Oglala Lakota College in South Dakota. He earned his PhD in Cultural Anthropology from Arizona State University. Part of the American Indian Symposium