RESEARCHING, RESTORING, & REBUILDING OUR OYATE FOR A LONGER LIFE
A Research Symposium for Cheyenne River
Tribal Ventures joined with programs of Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, Missouri Breaks Industries Research Inc., Oglala Lakota College, and Sanford Health Research on March 18, 2015 to host a Research Symposium for Cheyenne River. The intent of the day-long event was to better understand the importance of research and the benefits of research now and for our future. The symposium theme was “Researching, Restoring and Rebuilding Our Oyate for a Longer Life.” This theme focused attention on the steps needed to make a longer life for our people.
The day included presentations by leading researchers from Cheyenne River and beyond; as well as a Student Research Competition for high school and college students. Eileen Briggs of Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Ventures had the opportunity to present Voices research data at the event. Over 150 people attend the event held at the Cheyenne River College Center of Oglala Lakota College. The historic event highlighted tribally self-directed research that will serve the people and to make a greater impact.