“Water in the Native World,” a special issue on tribal water research was just released by the Journal of Contemporary Water Research and Education. This is the second time, Dr. Karletta Chief, the PI of the Community Engagement Core of the University of Arizona Superfund Research Center (UA SRC) has served as a guest editor to compile research highlighting important water research in tribal communities. Not only is the guest editor Indigenous but in this Special Issue nearly all of the co-authors are Indigenous and three publications (Bulltail and Walter, 2020; Conroy-Ben and Crowder, 2020, and Martin et al., 2020) are led by an Indigenous lead author.
Download full articles from the special issue.
Contact: Dr. Karletta Chief, Assistant Specialist & Professor, Environmental Physics and Hydrology
July 8, 2020
Christine Martin is an enrolled member of the Crow Tribe of Montana. She is a qualitative researcher who believes that taking the time to hear our communities needs today, will bring us thriving communities tomorrow. This is her fourth year at Little Big Horn College doing water quality research from a qualitative standpoint. She specializes in helping others understand their drinking water systems and has expertise in community health behaviors. She loves helping her community and has majored in Community Health at Montana State University, where she also earned her Masters’ degree. Doing a qualitative research project on climate change in her tribal community gave Christine the chance to not only document the noted times, but give others the chance to tell their story of what they remember and recall a time when the weather was much different than what we experience today.