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Notes from the Field: Topics in Applied Anthropology
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 4:00pm


Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

PSU SMSU 236 & CH 141

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Portland State
Portland State University’s Anthropology Student Association (ASA) Presents: Notes from the Field: Topics in Applied Anthropology “Reflections on Engagements between Native Americans and Federal Agencies in Cultural and Natural Resource Management” Presented by: Richard Arnold, Chairperson for the Pahrump Paiute Tribe and the Nevada Indian Commission; Senior Consultant at The Mountain Institute. Abstract: Engagements between Native Americans and federal agencies (e.g., U.S Forest Service, National Park Service, etc.) have traditionally been problematic, often not extending beyond compliance with federal policy, lacking direct, two-way communication and opportunities for indigenous co-stewardship of natural and cultural resources. This presentation provides reflections from a Native American and applied anthropologist on their collective experiences translating the needs of federal agencies to indigenous populations as well as articulating a collective voice for the indigenous populations to communicate back to the federal agencies. The presentation utilizes case studies from on-going applied anthropological projects in southern Nevada among Numic peoples (Nuwuvi/Southern Paiute, Newe/Western Shoshone, Nuwu/Owens Valley Paiute) and various U.S. federal agencies (Forest Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of Energy) to show examples of projects that created enduring, mutually desired outcomes and others that did not meet their expectations. Food and beverage reception to follow in CH 141