This inaugural Connecting for Conservation webinar series was the first in a two-part series on indigenous approaches to conservation. It served as a continuation of a conversation around Native American heritage and tribal stewardship, which began at the Salazar Center’s 2019 symposium and featured Loren BirdRattler and Terry Tatsey of the Blackfeet Nation and Eli Enns of the Nuu-chah-nulth First Nation.

The webinar featured Dr. Beth Rose Middleton and Sara Smith in a discussion of indigenous leadership on climate change.

Dr. Beth Rose Middleton

Associate Professor of Native American Studies, UC Davis

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Sara Smith

Midwest Tribal Climate Science Liaison, College of Menominee Nation 

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Date Start Time End Time
Feb. 20, 2020 1:00 pm 2:00 pm

Contact Information

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Key Themes

  • Climate adaptation
  • Climate change
  • Diversity equity inclusion
  • Healthy landscapes
  • Indigenous conservation