Two Years Out: A Review of the NAI’s Project on the Potential and Impact of the HEARTH Act

Date: October 29, 2014
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Location: Webinar
Contact: Rosa Soliz,

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In 2012, the United States government passed the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership Act, or the HEARTH Act. In this webinar we will review literature on the Hearth Act and discuss findings from surveys and interviews, on the Hearth Act, with tribally-based professionals working on land development and land policy in tribal communities.

Presented by:

  • Gordon Henry, an enrolled member of the White Earth Chippewa Tribe of Minnesota, is a Professor in the English Department and an affiliated faculty with the American Indian Studies Program at MSU. Professor Henry served as Director of the Native American Institute at MSU from 2010 to 2013. He is also Senior Editor of the American Indian Studies Series at the Michigan State University Press.
  • Tim Mrozowski, Professor in the School of Planning Design and Construction. Tim is a practicing architect and Professor of Construction Management in SPDC at MSU where he Co-Directs the MSU Construction Industry Research and Education Center (CIREC). He conducts research on sustainability, application of LEED to design and construction, energy codes, energy audits, energy modeling and construction project management.
  • Adam Haviland is Ph.D. candidate in the anthropology program at Michigan State University. His research examines the role of language and linguistic practices in shaping and marking Native spaces in urban contexts. His research also looks at the role of kinship and the generational transmission of language and culture on the process of maintaining Native identities and spaces.

There is no registration and no fee for attending this webinar.

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