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University-Tribal Partnerships to Support Sovereignty and Environmental Justice
Wednesday | April 14, 2021 | 7:00 pm–8:30 pmFree
Recommended ages: 14+
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
Climates of Inequality is a project of the Humanities Action Lab, a coalition of universities, issue-based organizations, and public spaces led by Rutgers University-Newark that collaborate to produce community-curated public humanities projects on urgent social issues. The exhibition was produced with the participation of University of Minnesota students and faculty, and community partners in the Twin Cities. The Bell Museum is happy to share their work.
Co-sponsored by the Department of Forest Resources, University of Minnesota