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Sustainability Perspectives of Salmon Nation Indigenous Leaders
Friday, June 6, 2008 - 1:00pm to Friday, June 6, 2008 - 3:00pm

"Sustainability Perspectives of Salmon Nation Indigenous Leaders"

Presenter: David Hall, Ph.D. Candidate, Systems Science: Psychology, Portland State University

Date: Friday, June 6th
Time: 1:00 - 3:00pm
Place: Smith 238, Browsing Lounge

Extensive research suggests that the collective behavior of humanity is on an unsustainable path. Transformation of today's dominant cultural forms is needed. Motivated by this understanding, a series of interviews were conducted on the subject of sustainability with contemporary Native leaders from within the bioregion defined by the Pacific Salmon runs of North America (see www.nativeperspectives.net). After outlining the overall project, some results will be shared, including samples of audio and video content. Our intention will be to promote dialogue on the meaning of "sustainability," and on the value indigenous perspectives bring to the subject.

David Hall earned a master's degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at PSU and is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in Systems Science: Psychology. With a background of social and environmental activism, David's graduate work has focused on questions about sustainability as they relate to organizational operations, as well as individual, organizational, and community health and well-being. David teaches Intro Psych and Perception at PSU, has contributed to numerous campus sustainability efforts, and works as a Research Associate for Mountain Measurement, Inc.