Indigenous Talent: History, Law, and Recruitment Strategies (Past Event)

December 6, 2023
8:00 am
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Indigenous Talent: History, Law, and Recruitment Strategies talk and Q&A with Sarah EchoHawk

Join us for a 30-minute talk with Sarah EchoHawk, CEO of American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES). Sarah will be discussing the historical and legal development of Indigenous people, and sharing strategies for recruiting and retaining Indigenous talent. The talk will be followed by an optional 30 minute Q&A session.

Founded in 1977, the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) is focused on elevating education and professional standards in STEM, AISES also emphasizes the importance of geographic, economic, and social dimensions in STEM education and careers.

This Event was Free and was RSVP Required!

About the Speaker: 

Sarah EchoHawk, a Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma citizen, has dedicated over two decades to advancing Indigenous peoples, notably in STEM fields.

As the President of AISES since 2013, she focuses on their educational and professional growth. EchoHawk's prior roles include Executive Vice President at First Nations Development Institute, focusing on Indigenous economic development, and interim CEO at its subsidiary, First Nations Oweesta Corporation. Her experience also spans the American Indian College Fund and teaching at Metro State University of Denver.

EchoHawk serves on various boards, contributes to NSF projects, and recently co-authored "Invisible No More: Voices from Native America." Her academic background includes a Master of Nonprofit Management from Regis University, a Political Science and Native American Studies degree, and law studies at the University of Colorado.

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