Monday, January 12, 2009

National Congress of American Indians Policy Research Center: Tribal Leader/Scholar Forum

Native American Indian Tribal Leader/Scholar Forum

Now Open: The National Congress of American Indian Policy Research Center is currently accepting proposals for the 4th Annual Tribal Leader/Scholar Forum on June 16, 2009 at the NCAI Mid-Year Session in Niagara Falls, NY.

For a full description of the Forum’s format, audiences, and instructions on how to submit a proposal, please click here.

What is the Tribal Leader/Scholar Forum? Since 2006, the NCAI Policy Research Center annually invites scholars and organizations conducting research with practical implications for tribal communities to submit proposals to present their research at the NCAI Mid-Year Session held in June. Scholars (both Native and non-Native), institutions, and tribal organizations may apply. Proposals from Tribal Colleges, Native Ph.D. students, and tribal communities are encouraged. Research from all disciplines and fields are considered, but in 2009 preference will be given to research proposals that address law enforcement/public safety, natural resources management, strategies for strengthening tribal governance, or tribal intergovernmental relationships.

This Forum allows eight selected researchers to share their work broadly throughout Indian Country, specifically targeting tribal policymakers. It also offers a forum for dialogue between tribal representatives and researchers, providing feedback to researchers about the implications, impact, and potential next steps of their work.

If you have additional questions, please contact Christina Daulton, Program Manager, at (202) 466-7767 or email at

The following are abstracts and PowerPoint presentations from prior- year Forums. Abstracts and presentations are grouped by presentation year and research focus.

3rd Annual Tribal Leader/Scholar Forum
2nd Annual Tribal Leader/Scholar Forum
1st Annual Tribal Leader/Scholar Forum

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