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    Climate Change in Indigenous Communities

    Climate and environmental change are altering the landscapes and lifeways of many Native communities. The Haskell Environmental Research Studies (HERS) Summer Internship program is dedicated to preparing tribal college students for scientific and technical careers to help meet the challenges of climate and environmental change.

    Now accepting applications for Summer 2018!!!


    Dr. Jay T. Johnson is a professor of geography and Indigenous studies at the University of Kansas. His research interests are at the intersection of Indigenous and Western approaches to resource and environmental management with a particular focus on sustaining resilient landscapes in the face of environmental change.

    Nanabah Allison-Brewer (Navajo) is an instructor in the mathematics department at Haskell Indian Nations University in the College of Natural and Social Sciences. She is the head coach of the Haskell Volleyball team. She resides in Lawrence, Kansas with her husband Dr. Joseph Brewer and their three children I’yawa, Seenane and Tahchuhsee.

    Associate   Director

    Dr. Joseph Brewer II is a faculty member and currently the Acting Dean of the School of Natural and Social Sciences and Environmental Sciences at the Haskell Indian Nations University. Joseph resides in Lawrence, Kansas with his wife Nanabah Allison-Brewer and three children I’yawa, Seenane and Tahchuhsee where he is happy to be close to home and family.