Nicole MartinRogers on FIRST PERSON RADIO 6/14/17

Join Laura Waterman Wittstock on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 as she talks with Nicole MartinRogers, Kristi Dawes, and Sarah Gehrig about a study produced by Wilder Research in Minnesota, that projects population changes for six member Bands of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe. Populations of Tribes and Nations all over the United States are changing in ways at times not clear to tribal leadership or tribal members. Assumptions can be wrong and tribal planning is difficult as demographic projections are little more than guesswork. The 19th and 20th Century blood quantum method of counting membership in  tribe or nation is coming under review in some areas as governments move to take control of determining who are legitimate members or citizens. Don’t miss this stimulating conversation with MartinRogers and her team.

Nicole MartinRogers has been with Wilder Research since 2001. She provides research and evaluation services to a wide range of programs and organizations. She designs and consults on program evaluations and population-based survey research projects. Since 2006, Nicole and her colleagues have worked with the participating American Indian Tribes in Minnesota to design, conduct, and use the results of the reservation homeless study.

Kristi Dawes is the Homeless Housing Coordinator for the White Earth Reservation. She works to end and prevent homelessness on the White Earth Reservation by providing assistance to clients, providing case management at two Permanent Supportive Housing Sites and managing external relationships and collaborations within the agency. Kristi is the Minnesota Tribal Collaborative Chair and looks forward to working to end and prevent homelessness for all American Indians in Minnesota.

Sarah Gehrig works on a variety of studies related to education, homelessness, and workforce issues. She dedicates much of her time to data management, analysis, and reporting for multiple federally funded grant recipients. These include a federal Promise Neighborhood—the Northside Achievement Zone—and projects funded by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 



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