Gathering Grounds: Belonging in Indigenous Praxis for Community Wellness

October 7, 2021 10:00 AM

We are excited to welcome Dr. Amanda R. Tachine to open our series of Gathering Grounds with a talk that represents the power of belonging in Indigenous praxis.  

Dr. Amanda R. Tachine is Diné from Ganado, Arizona. She is Náneesht'ézhí Táchii'nii (Zuni Red Running into Water clan) born for Tl'izilani (Many Goats clan). She is an Assistant Professor in Educational Leadership & Innovation at Arizona State University (ASU).  Dr. Tachine's research explores college access and persistence among Indigenous college students using qualitative Indigenous research methodologies. She focuses on systemic and structural barriers that disenfranchise collect access for Indigenous and marginalized populations.

Dr. Tachine's talk reflects the intersection of our work in education and public health, as we fight against similar challenges with the strengths that come from within our communities, particularly the strength that comes from a strong sense of belonging.  

The reclaiming of systems such as education and health is strengthened when we come together to share our stories and lessons for the healing, health, and well being of Indigenous peoples in the US and globally.   We are looking forward to having you join this session.