Darren Ranco to present at Pew Charitable Trust’s Transforming Evidence Network on Jan. 23

Transforming Evidence Network
Learning Session

January 23, 2024

During this learning session, participants will hear from Dr. Darren Ranco, a citizen of the Penobscot Nation and Professor of Anthropology and Chair of Native American Programs at the University of Maine. His scholarship focuses on how Indigenous knowledge systems and diplomacies are used to protect natural and cultural resources. He co-leads the Northeast hub of the new Center for Braiding Indigenous Knowledges and Science, which studies how to effectively and ethically integrate Western and Indigenous science research, education, and practice to address the interconnected challenges of climate change, cultural places, and food security.

Dr. Ranco will discuss his ongoing research on ways in which Indigenous research methods broaden our understanding and scope of what counts as knowledge and help to mobilize communities through research. He will engage participants in a conversation about how to bring evidence generated through Indigenous knowledge systems to support policymaker decision-making.

TEN is a global, cross-sector community of researchers, practitioners, policy experts, intermediaries, funders, and others working to connect evidence, policy, and practice in more effective and equitable ways. We’re hosting these virtual learning sessions to strengthen connections within this wide-ranging community, including by sharing promising practices, programs, and resources, as well as common challenges and needs.

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