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ITRRC to host Jessica Ullrich’s presentation on Indigenous connectedness for wellness on March 13

For its next Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (CoBRE) Colloquium Series, the Indigenous Trauma and Resilience Research Center (ITRRC) will present “How Indigenous Connectedness can Support Relational Wellbeing” by Jessica Saniguq Ullrich, Ph.D., M.S.W., a Tribal citizen of Nome Eskimo Community, descendant of the Native Village of Wales, and an Assistant Professor for Washington State University in the Institute for Research and Education to Advance Community Health (IREACH) Program.

Dr. Ullrich focuses on the promotion of connectedness, child and community wellbeing, language revitalization, systems change, relational healing, and social/environmental justice.

Her presentation begins at 11 a.m. (Central) on Wednesday, March 13.

The event will be held in Room 318A of the UND Memorial Union and will include a 45-minute presentation by Dr. Ullrich and a 15-minute Q&A session and lunch, providing attendees with a direct opportunity to engage the speaker.

Click here to register.

Once registration is complete, you will receive an email with event information. A Zoom link will be included if you select online participation.

This event is available to students, faculty, staff, and the public. If you cannot attend in-person, the event will be live-streamed through Zoom and later posted on the ITRRC website.

If you are interested in scheduling a meeting or have questions, contact Darcia Pingree at