WHAT: Indigenous Peoples have coexisted for tens of thousands of years as part
of an ecological system in the Columbia River Basin. Recently there
have been conflicts among many different interests groups regarding
how to use the Columbia River Basin. The well-being of the Columbia
River Basin depends upon its ecological diversity and the sustainability
of the practices of peoples in the region. The panel includes
Indigenous Leaders as well as scholars from the majority community
who have collaborated with Indigenous Leaders. Panelists will discuss
how Indigenous Peoples have been related to the bio-region of the
Columbia River Basin, including sustainable practices. Panelists will
also explore ways to collaborate among
diverse groups of people in decision making.
Cornel Pewewardy, Director and Associate Professor of Native Studies, Portland State University
Charles Hudson, Director of Governmental Affairs - Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission
Judy BlueHorse Skelton, Instructor of Environmental Education through Native American Lenses, Portland State University
David Hall, Adjunct Professor of Systems Science and Psychology, Portland State University
Milt Markewitz, Author of Appreciative Sustainability: Co-Creating Our Sustainability Ethics
WHEN: Monday, May 17, 7 to 9 p.m.
WHERE: Native American Student and Community Center, Main Gathering Area, 710 SW Jackson St.