Research is the foundation for all CAIRNS initiatives. With regard to the educational orientation of its initiatives, CAIRNS incorporates four Rs: rigor, reliability, respect and relevance.

Below, explore some of the CAIRNS research topics, current research questions, and sources of reliable information.


Left: Map of Bennett County, South Dakota, compiled under the supervision of Chas. Ash Bates, U.S. surveyor, n.d. Bennett County Booster II.

Below: Detail of Oceti Sakowin Camp Circles poster, 2010.