The first immigrants to Arkansas were the many Native American Indians that occupied the land for thousands of years. They were descendants of people who crossed the Bearing Straits from Siberia to become the first peoples of what later became the United States. European Americans forcibly displaced Native Americans from the land in just the past two hundred years. You can find out more about immigration in Arkansas with the release of the thirteenth annual Racial Attitudes in Pulaski County survey. The results will be made public at a conference taking place on UALR campus at Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall, April 13, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., when a panel of experts will contextualize the survey’s findings and discuss contemporary issues of immigration. The event is free and open to the public.