COD – NIBA Native American and Indigenous Biological Anthropologists

Our mission is to cultivate a vibrant and supportive community for the next generation of Indigenous biological anthropologists. Rooted in our shared commitment to preserving and advancing Indigenous knowledge, we strive to create a space that fosters collaboration, mentorship, and innovation. By nurturing a network of Indigenous researchers, we aim to amplify diverse voices, promote cultural sensitivity in anthropological research, and contribute to the empowerment of Indigenous sovereignties. Through collaboration, education, and advocacy, we seek to bridge the gap between traditional wisdom and scientific inquiry, paving the way for a future where Indigenous perspectives shape the forefront of biological anthropology.

Justin Lund, Chair