The Beatrice Medicine Travel Award Scholarship celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Beatrice Medicine, an internationally prominent anthropologist. Dr. Medicine was Lakota and an enrolled member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. This heritage found reflection in her life's work - an impressive record of teaching, research, and service, which focused on understanding and tolerance within the broader human condition and particularly toward Native peoples. Notable among this body of work are Learning to Be an Anthropologist and Remaining Native (University of Illinois Press, 2001) and Drinking and Sobriety Among the Lakota.

The Society for Applied Anthropology is pleased to announce the winners of the Beatrice Medicine Student Travel Awards.

Kaitlin Reed
Ms. Reed is a Ph.D. Candidate in Native American Studies at the University of California, Davis. She will present her paper, Operation Yurok: Environmental Ramifications of the War on Drugson Friday, March 22 at the 79th Annual Meeting in Portland, OR.

Joanne Nelson
Ms. Nelson is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Resources, Environment and Sustainability program at the University of British Columbia. She will present her paper, Telling the Story of Water: Photovoice for Water Research with Urban Indigenous Youthon Tuesday, March 19.

Yvonne Sherwood
Ms. Sherwood is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Sociology Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She will present her paper, When We Follow: Social Movement Camps as Learning Placeson Wednesday, March 20.

Elizabeth Brazelton
Ms. Brazelton is a Ph.D. Candidate in the BioCultural Anthropology program at the University of Alabama. She will present her paper, The Resilient Warrior: A Lakota Case Study in Hemp Economics on Thursday, March 21.

 

 

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