Native Voices Speaker Series 2016

Native Voices speaker series

In partnership with the Pacific Northwest Circle of Success: Mentoring Opportunities in STEM (PNW-COSMOS) and the American Indian Science and Engineering Society we are hosting this speaker series in celebration of American Indian Heritage Month. These talks will take place in the Payne Family Native American Center.

Thurs. Nov. 3, 11 a.m. Michel Kohl PFNAC 014, a PhD candidate at Utah State University and upcoming postdoctoral scholar with the Ford Foundation will present on his research journey. He has bachelor's and master's degrees in Wildlife Biology from UM and is from the Fort Peck Reservation.

Mon. Nov. 7, 10 a.m. Paden Alexander PFNAC 011, an undergraduate student in the College of Forestry and Conservation, will present his research "Combining Cutting-Edge Genetic Technology and Traditional Ecological Knowledge to Assess and Monitor Wolverine Distribution on the Flathead Indian Reservation."

Wed. Nov. 16, 11 a.m. PFNAC 105 invited guest Silas Whitman, a tribal elder from the Nez Perce tribe in Idaho, to present issues that need promotion both at the higher education level and envisioning a segue to tribes for their application.

Wed. Nov. 30, 11 a.m.PFNAC 105 Tribal Water Panel Discussion with professor Brian Chaffin, Michelle Bryan (Professor of Law) Jennifer Harrington (CFC grad student) and Ranadla Tsosie (Interdisciplinary PhD student) to present on access to water and associated issues, including tribal water compacts and the Water Protectors on the Standing Rock Reservation fighting against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

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