The Tribal Early Childhood Research Center (TRC) supports forums for tribal voices in research by hosting the Native Children’s Research Exchange (NCRE) conferences. NCRE provides a forum for researchers, evaluators, and tribal program and community partners to gather annually to share in an open exchange of information and ideas about their shared work and commitment to Native children’s
development prenatally through emerging adulthood. NCRE began in 2008 with funding from the Society for Research in Child Development and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA; R13DA029391). With TRC support, NCRE has continued on with a particular
emphasis on early development yet maintaining its focus on child development more broadly. In addition to providing support for the conference itself, the TRC has supported NCRE Student Scholars and community-based research partners to attend
the meeting and build connections.
The NCRE conference was last held in September 2019 and its theme was Child Development in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities: Vital Aspects of Culture and Family. Drs. Terry Cross (National Indian Child Welfare Association) and Barbara Rogoff (University of California Santa Cruz) were the keynote presenters.
For past conference and updates on future conferences, please see the Native Children’s Research Exchange.
To be added to the NCRE listserv to receive conference updates and a host of information about child development information relevant to tribal communities, please contact us.