COCHRAN Arctic Visiting Speaker Tours
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In late September, Patricia Cochran, Executive Director of the Alaska Native Science Commission, traveled to California to lecture at Santa Clara University and Wilcox High School as part of the Arctic Visiting Speakers Program. Her university-wide presentation at the Santa Clara University School of Law covered Native perspectives on western science and environmentalism. At Wilcox High School she talked with Environmental Studies students about the impact of climate change on Alaska Native communities.
Patricia Cochran worked with the Native American Cancer Research Partnership, the University of Arizona, and the Arizona Cancer Center by helping them in the design and implementation of their community based research initiative. Her work was highlighted in the local newspaper. She was involved in the following activities:
- Seminar for Native American students on opportunities in community health care.
- Seminar for NACRP faculty and staff on history and organization of ANKN.
- Met with key officials at NAU, NACRP, UA and the AZCC to discuss statewide coordination of research in Native communities in the Southwest based on ANKN's success in statewide coordination of community research in Alaska.
- Consulted with key officers at NAU, UA and the AZCC on diversity in faculty and student recruitment and retention, and health care.
Contaminants in the Arctic – Native Knowledge and Perspectives
This was a lecture held at the Geochemical and Environmental Research Group. About 32 graduate students, scientists, and staff attended.
Traditional knowledge in science and policy
This was presented to general public.
- Meeting w/ Native American students (students)
- Anthropology class (undergraduates)
- Advisory Council meeting for Sustainable Coastal Margins (faculty, research scientists, and graduate students)
- Bush School Seminar (graduate students)
- Neal Elementary School (1st –5th graders and teachers)
- Cypress Grove Middle School (6th graders and teachers)
- Geography Department Seminar (graduates, faculty and scientists)