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Research for Indigenous Social Action and Equity Center (RISE) Makes New Home at Northwestern University

The Research for Indigenous Social Action and Equity Center (RISE) made an official move to join Northwestern University, where it will continue to be led by Founding Director Dr. Stephanie Fryberg (Tulalip).

RISE is a multidisciplinary collaboration of humanists and humanistic social scientists dedicated to undoing Indigenous inequalities. RISE conducts rigorous research to understand Indigenous experiences and uplift Indigenous voices and well-being, addressessing the systemic disparities facing these communities to achieve equity for Indigenous Peoples around the world.

Dr. Fryberg has also joined Northwestern’s Department of Psychology and will be affiliated with the Center for Native American and Indigenous Research (CNAIR).

“Joining the esteemed faculty and staff at Northwestern University is truly an honor,” said Dr. Fryberg. “I am excited to work alongside a strong legacy of Indigenous faculty and social and cultural psychologists who are pushing the boundaries of research and science to fundamentally change the structures fostering societal inequities and poor life outcomes for both Indigenous Peoples and society at large.”

Next month, RISE will host its inaugural Indigenous Truths Rising: Social Action & Equity Conference (RISE Conference) from March 11-13, 2024, at the Tulalip Resort in Tulalip, WA.

Using Indigenous peer-reviewed science, the conference includes specialized tracks that allow attendees to learn from Indigenous researchers together in active dialogue and apply key learnings to real-time issues attendees are facing in their work everyday.

These tracks also cover some of the most pressing issues Native communities face, such as:

• INVISIBILITY | Combatting Indigenous Invisibility and Bias

• EDUCATION | Leveling the K-12 Playing FIeld to Protect Indigenous Childrens

• VIOLENCE | Combating the Violence Native Communities Face

Every session includes direct conversations between our panels and attendees. Participants will have real resources, including white papers, talking points, reference sources for all research presented, and the ability to contact researchers directly even after the conference ends.

The RISE Conference is accredited by the Washington State Bar Association as a Minimum Continuing Legal Education event, and practicing attorneys can receive up to 10 credits for their attendance and participation.

Additionally, the RISE Conference will host a grant writing workshop, Making the Invisible Visible: Insider Tools to Securing Funding for Indian Country, that will provide insider knowledge to Native peoples, communities, and tribes that can help secure funding to advance Native equity.

For more information on the RISE Conference, click here.

About the Research for Indigenous Social Action and Equity Center:

RISE is a multidisciplinary collaborative of humanists and humanistic social scientists dedicated to undoing Indigenous inequalities. We conduct rigorous research to understand Indigenous experiences and uplift Indigenous voices and well-being. We connect researchers, artists, and activists to develop innovative ways of putting research into action to achieve equity for Indigenous Peoples throughout society.

 

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