Ruth Yellowhawk Fellowship on Native American Forums (Kettering Foundation)
Collective decision making began in the Americas long before the deliberations that produced the Mayflower Compact. In research done for the Kettering Foundation, Ruth Yellowhawk showed that a legacy of tribal deliberation has carried over into modern day decision making.
The foundation wishes to delve more deeply into this legacy and its contemporary applications as part of its study of citizen decision making worldwide. To continue their research, Kettering has established the Ruth Yellowhawk fellowship.
Fellows are selected on the basis of proposals to tell the stories of either historical or contemporary decision making that includes accounts of how problems were identified, issues were framed, decisions were made, and actions taken.