Native Nations Institute & Colorado State University
Dominique David-Chavez is a National Science Foundation postdoctoral research fellow working with the Native Nations Institute at the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy at University of Arizona and Colorado State University’s Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship. Her research contributions include an ongoing study on Indigenous data and research governance in environmental policy and decision-making, developing methods for community-based climate research and resilience in the Caribbean, and supporting pathways for decolonizing environmental sciences. Dr. David-Chavez draws from her experiences as a multi-cultural Caribbean Indigenous (Arawak Taíno) research scientist, mentor, learner, and mother in her scholarship and practice. In doing so, she holds an intergenerational commitment towards supporting culturally grounded community members, including youth, elders, educators, and farmers as researchers, restoring pathways for knowledge regeneration with the original stewards of Indigenous knowledge systems and lands in which they are embedded
Dominique is speaking at
The bar opens early, so grab a drink and mingle. Chat with colleagues and network with sources. Browse the creations of Colorado artists and learn about groundbreaking research on environmental issues at a scientists' poster session. Elected officials, renowned scientists, Native American leaders and distinguished writers will share welcoming remarks and brief presentations to introduce you to Colorado and the conference. A state known for its towering mountains, rivers and a booming recreation economy, Colorado is a leader in renewable energy development and climate action. At the same time, the state has welcomed and benefited economically from an oil and gas boom, and it is now grappling with how to balance these seemingly conflicting ideals and goals.
Colorado is also home to pioneering national labs and research institutions. Tonight you’ll learn how research by Colorado scientists spans the globe — from the Far North to the South Pole — in both geographic reach and impact.
3:45-5:30 p.m. Meet & Greet, open bar
5:30-6:00 p.m. Close bar, move bar, set up cash bar
6:00-7:00 p.m. Poster session, cash bar, light hors d'oeuvres
7:00-8:15 p.m. Program and cash bar
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