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Native Research Lecture Series
25 September 2006

September 2006 Guest Lecturer:
Twila Baker-Demaray

"Reclaiming Native Research: Strategies for Native Researchers"
Wednesday, September 27, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Jack Barden Center Lower Level
The United Tribes Technical College

Session Description:
Ms. Demaray will discuss research that she conducted to help her Tribal community. She will describe specific strategies for Native students in furthering their understanding of research and their knowledge of using research to help Tribal communities.

Presenter Description:
Twyla B. Baker-Demaray is an enrolled member of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nations of Fort Berthold, and is originally from New Town, ND. She is a research analyst at the Center for Rural Health at the University of North Dakota (UND) School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Grand Forks. Baker-Demaray was hired in February 2006 to assist in coordinating a Native American veteran's needs assessment through a grant from the Bremer Foundation. Previously she was a graduate research assistant at the National Resource Center on Native American Aging at the Center for Rural Health. In that position, she assisted over 200 tribes and Alaska Native villages in conducting elder needs assessments. Baker-Demaray stays busy through involvement in community and campus groups such as the Seven Feathers Dance Troupe at Lake Agassiz Elementary School, and is currently serving as the chapter president of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) at UND. She also serves as the AISES Region 5 representative, representing AISES chapters from North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Upper Michigan, Nebraska, Wisconsin, and Canada. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental geology and technology and earned a Master of Science degree in education general studies with a focus in research methodologies in 2005 from UND. She is currently pursuing her doctorate degree in research methodologies also at UND.

This event is open to the public. Refreshments served.

Presented by the UTTC Office of Research, Cheryl Long Feather, Director, 701-255-3285 x 1491, clongfeather@uttc.edu.


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