Promoting integrity and excellence in research in an environment

that is collaborative, supportive, and builds capacity.

2nd Annual National Native Health Research

Training (NNHRT) Conference 2018

(NRN Collaborating Conference)

Conference Theme:  Indigenous Research - Native Approaches to Sustainable Health


August 8-10, 2018


Mystic Lake Center

2400 Mystic Lake Boulevard NW

Prior Lake, MN  55372

How Much?

Student Registration: $149

Professional Registration: $199 

On-site Registration will be availalbe

Online Registration:  (go to Registration)


The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service (IHS), has partnered with the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES), the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC), and the Native Research Network (NRN) in the 2nd Annual National Native Health Research Training (NNHRT) Conference. The conference is August 8-10, 2018, at Prior Lake, Minnesota. The training is part of the National Native Health Research Training Initiative (NNHRTI) created to expand the number of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) researchers while supporting health care, health concerns, reducing health disparities, and enhancing quality health care to American Indian and Alaska Native communities.

The 2018 NNHRT Conference theme is Indigenous Research: Native Approaches to Sustainable Health. Health experts, researchers, doctoral students, and practitioners from across North America are expected to attend. For more information about the NNHRT conference, visit

About National Native Health Research Training Initiative (NNHRTI) 


Launched in 2016, The National Native Health Research Training Initiative was created for American Indian and Alaska Native tribes or tribal organizations to build the capacity, share best practices, and enhance responses to specific tribal community needs through health research.

Project partner, AIHEC, is a network of tribal colleges that was founded in 1973 to influence federal policies on American Indian higher education. In 44 years, AIHEC has supported the growth and development of 37 Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCU) in the United States. Visit to learn more about the TCU network and activities.

Located in Utah, the mission of the Native Research Network, Inc. is promoting integrity and excellence in research. A membership organization, the NRN was formed in 1997 by Native researchers to address health and research issues affecting Native communities. The NRN operates on federal, foundation, and individual donations. NRN is a valuable contributor to the NNHRT Initiative because of their cultural-based approaches when engaging with indigenous peoples and communities. They understand the culture, health needs, issues, factors, and struggles of AI/AN tribes.




About the American Indian Science and Engineering Society


Founded in 1977, with a rapidly expanding membership of more than 4,000 individual members, AISES sustains 190 chartered college and university chapters, 15 professional chapters, and 158 affiliated K-12 schools supporting over 55,000 students. AISES has awarded over $10.5 million in academic scholarships to over 5,000 American Indian STEM students. Through scholarships and internships, workforce development and career resources, national and regional conferences, science fairs, leadership development and other STEM focused programming, AISES is the leader in STEM opportunities for indigenous people of North America.