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Complete survey on Native American partnerships by Feb. 6

California is home to more than 100 federally recognized tribes and with 720,000 tribal members has the highest Native American population of any state. Klamath tribe members shown. Photo by Jennifer Sowerwine

The Native American Community Partnerships Workgroup is requesting everyone affiliated with ANR – including staff, academics and administrators – to please complete their needs assessment/research survey by Feb. 6. The goal of this survey is to assess ANR's current and potential engagement with Native American communities in California.

Even if you do not work with Tribes, everyone in UC ANR is strongly encouraged to complete the survey at

Did you know that California is home to more than 100 federally recognized tribes and has the highest Native American population of any state, with 720,000 tribal members, comprising 12% of the total U.S. Native population? Did you also know that the entire land grant system, including UC, was founded upon expropriated Native lands? Because ANR is the part of the university that connects the power of the UC to local communities, it is important for us to better understand our efforts to improve the livelihood of all Californians, including Native communities.

Your input will help the workgroup identify the challenges and successes of ANR conducting research and outreach with Native communities and opportunities for shared learning. Your input will help ANR move forward with uniquely tailored trainings and professional development opportunities. The survey results will also help add to the small and growing body of research nationwide on extension activities with Native American communities. We seek to compare California data with data for other land-grant colleges across the U.S. to assess how effectively we are serving Native American audiences and how we can do better.

For more information, please contact Native American Community Partnership co-chairs Chris McDonald at and Jennifer Sowerwine at

Thank you for completing the survey by Feb. 6.


Posted on Friday, January 22, 2021 at 2:20 PM

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