Meet Robin Maxkii, storyteller and advocate.
Robin is an Indigenous American who is using her voice to advocate for education, representation, and access to technology for Indigenous American communities. She’s known for having taught herself to code as a young person and directing the first-ever American Indian Collegiate Hackathon. Now she is telling stories that bring awareness to the underserved communities of Indigenous people in the United States.
In this episode, not only do we talk about diversity in STEM, but also address equity and inclusion. We discuss tribal colleges, how many Americans are concerned with high-speed 5G internet connections at home while some Indigenous communities just recently received internet access for the first time, and much more.
Download Robin’s poster here.
Want to learn more about Robin? Visit her website!
Interested in watching Code Trip? Stream it here for free!
Check out Robin’s Indigenous Land Acknowledgement project, This is Indian Country.
Resources for Indigenous Americans in STEM Careers and Educational Pursuits:
- American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)
- Natives in Tech
- The Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
- American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC)
- American Indian College Fund
- The National Indian Education Association (NIEA)
- Center for Native American Youth