As part of its mission to support tribal economic prosperity, Center for Indian Country Development (CICD) at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis conducts and supports policy-relevant research on key questions that matter for Indian Country. We invite you to join us December 9–10 for an open discussion of these questions at CICD’s first annual research summit. Even if you can’t attend the entire event, we welcome your participation.
This summit won’t be a traditional academic-style convening. Rather, it’ll be a conversation among everyone—from social scientists to tribal leaders—who cares about better research that can help tribes achieve their economic and social objectives. The summit will cover many topics and issues, from the tribal digital divide to restoring Indigenous water rights.
Researchers will briefly present their findings in an accessible way, with tribal leaders and practitioners giving their reactions, followed by panel discussions. In addition, tribal leaders will explain what they’d like to know from future research, and researchers will identify what policymakers can learn from the research evidence.