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CNNCTS Team Participates in the 4th Annual Native and Indigenous Research and Arts Symposium

On February 23rd, the CNNCTS team was excited to participate in the 4th annual Native and Indigenous Research and Arts Symposium, hosted by the San Diego State University Native Resource Center and Elymash Yuuchaap Indigenous Scholars and Leaders Program. A big thank you to everyone who contributed to making NIRAS a space of learning, connection, and empowerment.


Orange graphic on right with large black and white text with the title of the event. Photo on the left shows two NIRAS attendees visiting the CNNCTS table, looking at the project materials, and speaking with Dr. Megan Jennings, who stands behind the table; The table is set up outdoors with a large pop-up banner next to it, and green foliage is seen in the background.

On February 23rd, the CNNCTS team was excited to participate in the 4th annual Native and Indigenous Research and Arts Symposium, hosted by the San Diego State University (SDSU) Native Resource Center and Elymash Yuuchaap Indigenous Scholars and Leaders Program at the Scripps Cottage at the SDSU campus on Kumeyaay homelands.


About NIRAS:

"NIRAS serves as a vital platform to uplift diverse Native and Indigenous research, narratives, art, issues, and knowledges. It's a space where Indigenous epistemological and methodological frameworks take center stage, disrupting the norms of dominant Western academic settings. With a transnational approach to Indigeneity, NIRAS breaks down settler borders and amplifies Indigenous experiences across the globe. It's a beacon of inclusivity, respect, and recognition for Indigenous wisdom and creativity."


Three team members from the SDSU Native Resource Center, wearing black t-shirts, and NIRAS Keynote speaker, who has a purple and white blanket draped over their shoulders, stand together for a group photo indoors facing the camera smiling.
Group photo of NIRAS Keynote Speaker, Ruth Ann Thorn (second from left), with SDSU Native Resource Center team members including Matt Fowler (third from left). Photo courtesy of Matt Fowler.

Throughout the day we engaged in enriching conversations, listened to insightful student presentations, watched beautiful demonstrations, and celebrated Indigenous academic excellence. A big thank you to everyone who contributed to making NIRAS a space of learning, connection, and empowerment.


 

Learn more about the Collaborative for Native Nations for Climate Transformation and Stewardship (CNNCTS) at cnncts.org.

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