Native Science Fellows Symposium

Fri, Feb 21, 8:30 am
Location: 
Strand Union Building (SUB) MSU
Speaker Name: 
Lisa Lone Fight
Department of Ecology

Two dynamic and thought provoking Environmental Studies speakers will be guests for this year’s Native Science Fellows Symposium to be held at Montana State University on Friday, February 21 in cooperation with Hopa Mountain, a Bozeman, MT based nonprofit organization.

Renowned environmental educators Dr. Daniel Wildcat (Euchee Citizen of the Mvskoke Nation) and Dr. Robin Kimmerer (Citizens Potawatomi) will be discussing themes ranging from Native thought and the future of the planet to developing reciprocal and supportive relationships within ecosystems.

Dr. Daniel Wildcat is a professor at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas, and an accomplished scholar who writes on indigenous knowledge, technology, environment, and education. He is also co-director of the Haskell Environmental Research Studies Center. Dr. Robin W. Kimmerer is a professor of botany in the Department of Environmental Science and Forestry at State University of New York College. Her work combines her Potawatomi heritage with her scientific and environmental expertise.

Lisa Lone Fight, MSU graduate student (Spatial Science Lab) Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation puts the symposium in perspective “We have been able to attract two of the most eloquent, intellectual and powerful voices in Environmental Studies. Opportunities like these don’t come along very often and we really have to thank Hopa Mountain and MSU for having the vision to bring these two here.”

The symposium will take place on February 21, 2014, from 8:30 a.m--noon, at the Procrastinator Theater in the Strand Union Building (SUB) on the MSU campus in Bozeman. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Hopa Mountain at (406) 586-2455 or info@hopamountain.org.

About the Speakers:
Dr. Daniel Wildcat, Ph.D., is a professor at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas, and an accomplished scholar who writes on indigenous knowledge, technology, environment, and education. He is Director of the Haskell Environmental Research Studies (HERS) Center, and the author of Red Alert! Saving the Planet with Indigenous Knowledge (Fulcrum, 2009).

Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer is a mother, scientist, and decorated professor. Her first book, Gathering Moss, was awarded the John Burroughs Medal for outstanding nature writing and her works have appeared in Orion, Whole Terrain, and numerous scientific journals. She lives in Fabius, New York, where she is a SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor Brian Cox of Environmental Biology, and the founder and director of the Center for Native Peoples and University of Washington Program on the Environment.

Contact: 
Lisa Lone Fight, 406-548-7858

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