Indigenous Sustainability Sciences and Tribal Communities
This newly offered class will have an interdisciplinary focus on how tribes are managing human-environmental systems, and incorporating indigenous knowledge and western science into their stewardship practices. We will also explore some of the most pressing environmental issues faced by tribes in the Pacific Northwest.
This course will provide several 2-hour seminar style classes where students will examine reading assignments, and participate in discussions. The remaining class meetings will consist of 3 full-days of fieldwork with 3 Washington State tribes to help carry out ecological restoration projects developed by their Natural Resource Departments. Students will better understand definitions of sustainability, have a greater appreciation for human connections with ecosystems, be able to identify indigenous stewardship methods, and understand how some tribes are addressing environmental and climate change concerns. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.