Study Evaluates Young Native Adults' Connection to Tribal Lands

Andrea Kelly

University of Arizona master's student Aurora Trujillo is a member of the Taos Pueblo nation in New Mexico, a full-time resident of Tucson during the school year, and is working at an internship in Montana this summer. She is representative of other young adults who do not live on the tribal reservation land of their native nation, and two UA researchers are hoping to find out how people in a similar situation stay connected with their culture.

Jennifer Schultz and Stephanie Rainie are asking 18- to 29-year-olds from Indian Country to share information about their off-reservation lives. They work at the Native Nations Institute at the UA. The institute's projects aim to study tribal governance and share adaptable models of success among various tribes...

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Kelly, Andrea. "Study Evaluates Young Native Adults' Connection to Tribal Lands." Arizona Public Media. July 16, 2014. Audio story. (, accessed Aug 2, 2017)