Researcher Explores Native Americans' Views of the State of Their Communities

Researcher Explores Native Americans' Views of the State of Their Communities

Feb 27, 2013

Carsey researcher Jessica Ulrich-Schad has gained insights about Native Americans and Alaska Natives using data from Community and Environment in Rural America surveys and focus groups with Native leaders in one rural state.

Describing how the Native experience is both similar to, and unique from, that of other rural Americans, Ulrich-Schad concludes that, while Native people face challenges in their communities, they remain optimistic and firmly attached to their Native identities, culture, and natural environment.

Read the brief: Rural Natives’ Perceptions of Strengths and Challenges in Their Communities

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