A key component of Natives Engaged in Alzheimer’s Research (NEAR) is its application of novel strategies to increase recruitment and retention of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) people in research. Our team’s “Brain Health Events” are culturally tailored, hands-on workshops designed to provide Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) education to AI/AN and NHPI Elders. Event activities include various health assessments, education on informed consent, genetic tests, and biospecimen use research, and an invitation to donate a saliva sample. Participants receive a record of their personal data to take home, and they are invited to enroll in an ADRD registry, which notifies them about future opportunities for research participation. See below for an updated list of NEAR events, including Brain Health Events.