Beatrice Medicine Travel Awards 2018

Beatrice Medicine Travel Awards 2018

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.

Raquel Romero
is a graduate student of Applied Archeology at Northern Arizona University.  She will present her poster, Tribal Outreach Programs at Yosemite National Park, Policy and Practice, Thursday, April 5 at the 78th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA.

Saayli Kokitkar
is an undergraduate student in Anthropology and Religion at Emory University.  She presents her paper, Creating Empathetic Public Discourse After Encounters of Racism, Wednesday, April 4.

Suzanne Greenlaw
is a graduate student at the University of Maine School of Forestry Resources.  She will present her paper, Wabanaki Plant Gathering in Acadia NP: Weaving Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Scientific Knowledge to Restore Traditional Resource Harvesting, Wednesday, April 4.

Jude Wafai
is a graduate student in Anthropology at the American University of Beirut.  She presents her paper, Language Acquisition for the ‘Paperless’: Syrian Refugees’ Desires to Learn English in Lebanon, Wednesday, April 4.