Research Justice Training at Diné Policy Institute

Authors: Ashley Claw and Ricki Draper, Diné Policy Institute

Date: June 2017

Yvonne Yen Liu and Diana Benitez with the Solidarity Research Center (SRC) led a participatory training for Diné Policy Institute staff and interns. The three-day training covered material on research justice, solidarity economies, GIS, and statistical analysis. The training focused on Diné Policy Institute’s ongoing land reform project and included discussion about pressing social and economic issues within the Navajo Nation.



Ashley Claw is a student at Duke University studying public policy, sociology, and education. Ricki Draper is a student at Appalachian State University and studies cultural anthropology and geography. Both are interns at Diné Policy Institute.