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Blake A. Gentry, MPPM, does research in geography, cultural anthropology, indigenous languages, and qualitative social research. He works as a Policy Advisor to the O'odham in Sonora, Mexico, an autonomous indigenous tribe. He is affiliated with the Higher Ground Foundation, focusing on Indigenous Communities' Climate Adaptation, and contributing to the "We Carry Our History with Us" Blog on Indigenous Adaptation. Currently an Associate with Mexican American Studies Dept., the Univ. of Arizona, Blake is producing Mayan language videos for immigrants. He co-authored, Gansu Students Migrate for work to Guangdong Province, China, 2005-2010, co-authored with Marjorie King, Ph.D. Also see: Ama Consultants.org and Blake A. Gentry in Linked In.
July 2014 - September 2014
- Conducted a bi-lingual study on discussants’ views of a draft discussion guide, The Future of Water, Policy Possibilities for Public Discussion, Sonora, Mexico and San Xavier District, Tohono O’odham Nation. Interactivity Foundation. July & Sept., 2014
January 2014 - February 2014
Gente de I'itoi, AC
- Census Program Developer
- Designed a database and data collection forms based on historical demographic spread for use by Tohono O’odham enrolled members of the Tohono O’odham Nation and O’odham descendants in Sonora, Mexico.
July 2013 - August 2013
La Facultad Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Field of study
- Curso de Posgrado en Economia del Cambio Climatico
- Disparan sus flechas hacia adelante: la migración de lenguas indígenas en la era de militarización fronteriza - Restauración de una capilla del siglo XVIII, en la comunidad otomí de El Tephé, Ixmiquilpan, Hidalgo - ¿Educación intercultural para Guanajuato? - La estética corporeizada en la antigua Mesoamérica
This Article attempts to outline major gaps in U.S. language policy affecting indigenous language speaking immigrants by examining (1) the standing of indigenous languages in the U.S. immigration system, (2) venues of language discrimination, (3) the application of law and policy related to access to interpretation for Limited English Proficient (L...
Introduction O’odham Niok? is a common phrase uttered by speakers of O’odham, a language in the Uto-Aztecan language family; a language spoken in communities from Central Arizona to Southern Durango, Mexico, covering a geography of 1200 miles. On March 27, 2018 at 2:00 PM, a fifty-seven-year-old O’odham man arrived at the Tohono O’odham Reservation...
This paper applies the framework of settler colonialism to examine three generations of land struggle involving the Tohono O'odham communities of Wo'oson and Cedagĭ Wahia in Sonora, Mexico. It traces how post-Revolutionary land and water reforms allowed for the consolidation of an extractive ranching economy that relied upon the dispossession of cu...
The Vulnerability Reduction Credits (VRCs™) Standard Framework (“the Framework”) provides a global, unified standard for quantifying the outputs of projects that reduce vulnerability to the effects of climate change, through a sustained delivery of adaptation measures. Projects must meet rigorous voluntary validation, registration, monitoring and v...
The UN recognized indigenous right to prior consultation regarding extractive industries, national governments, and indigenous peoples were partially built upon the original international advocacy of the Mexican academic, Rodolfo Stavenhagen, who recently passed away. Deserved public recognition of his contributions to international law, anthropolo...
The COP 21 in Paris marked the emergence of a global deal on climate emissions and adaptation governance until 2020. Indigenous peoples played a larger significance in Paris then in the past, with a strong presence which demonstrated indigenous peoples leading the human rights agenda. Though indigenous peoples' stature as a vulnerable group was not...
This technical public policy review examines indigenous language speaking immigrants (ILSIs) and Federal Limited English Proficiency (LEP) policy by reviewing LEP policy and practice within the United States' immigration system, by demonstrating the points of language exclusion contact for indigenous language speaking individuals, families, and una...
The human rights report, "Deprivation, not Deterrence", was prepared by the author for the Guatemala Acupuncture and Medical Aid Project. It reports on violations of migrants rights in short term detention based on research from interviews with 33 adult migrants of families who were incarcerated in short term detention from late May through late Ju...
As out human migration related to climate change in the Central American dry corridor and deforestation continue, I would like to know it there is research on changes in precipitation levels or ground moisture in zones adjacent to re-forested or natural secondary growth areas.
University of Arizona
Higher Ground Foundation
As out human migration related to climate change in the Central American dry corridor and deforestation continue, I would like to know it there is research on changes in precipitation levels or ground moisture in zones adjacent to re-forrested or natural secondary growth areas.
University of Arizona
Higher Ground Foundation
In considering appropriate interventions of a Water Improvement project in Eastern Uganda, I am asking whether there is any research showing persons with HIV-AIDS's (as a vulnerable social group to climate change impacts such as drought) have measurably benefited by improved water quality (improved water filtration in home or at the community level)?
Me gustara poder leer algun trabajo publicado del proyecto si la hay. Mi interes es saber si hay actividad en la economia informal de pastores que cuiden camelidos en sudamerica en comunidades indigenas Aymara, Quechua (runasimi) etc.
Coordinator, Standards for Indigenous Community Consultation
Higher Ground Foundation.
Looking for a draft community participatory research consent document for an indigenous community study. A generic version is helpful, or one without identification of parties, if not previously disclosed publicly.