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"Indigenous Perspectives on Sustainability in the Columbia River Basin" An educational panel for students and the community
Monday, May 17, 2010 - 7:00pm to Monday, May 17, 2010 - 9:00pm

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.