2021-03-4, Amanda Cortez, amanda.cortez@uconn.edu

From: Amanda Cortez

Email: amanda.cortez@uconn.edu

Dear Lac Seul First Nation,

I’m part of a project to address how ancient DNA research is affecting tribal communities—and particularly how ancient DNA research intersects with tribal values, sovereignty, and human rights.

As part of the project, we are conducting an online survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FZ6JZ38.

It only takes about 15-20 minutes to complete, and will be a huge help in being able to articulate the concerns and viewpoints of Indigenous leaders and community members. No matter what your viewpoint is—whether you are against ancient DNA research or you are participating in it—we believe it’s vitally important that all tribal voices be heard.

I’d invite you to take the survey if you’re able and interested, and please help spread the word. Much obliged, particularly knowing how busy you must be this time of year.

Thanks so much,