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University-Tribal Partnerships to Support Sovereignty and Environmental Justice
April 14, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
A discussion of the intersection of environmental justice, tribal sovereignty, and academic research
This discussion focuses on manoomin/psiη (wild rice) and collaborations including First We Must Consider Manoomin / Psiη (Wild Rice), which brings together tribes, intertribal treaty organizations, and University of Minnesota faculty, staff, and students. The project prioritizes tribal views on the cultural significance and ecology of manoomin / psiη (wild rice), and on policies related to it.
Moderated by Mike Dockry (Citizen Potawatomi Nation), Assistant Professor, Forest Resources, University of Minnesota
- Gene-Hua Crystal Ng, Associate Professor, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Minnesota
- Tom Howes (Fond du Lac Band), Natural Resources Manager, Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
- Mark Bellcourt (White Earth Nation), Co-PI of First We Must Consider Manoomin / Psiη (Wild Rice) (retired)
- Tianna Odegard (Upper Sioux Community), Independent Public Historian