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AIS 475 A: Research Topics in American Indian and Indigenous Studies

Ecocultural Restoration and Salmon Science in the Klamath Basin

Summer Term: 
Meeting Time: 
to be arranged
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Joint Sections: 
SMEA 550 A
Cleo A. Woelfle-Erskine

Additional Details:

A field course co-generated with the Karuk Tribe’s Píkyav Field Institute. Field study in Northern California, June 30 to July 11. Data workshop at UW July 15 to 17. This course will immerse students into ecocultural research collaborations along California’s Klamath River through ecological field work at restoration sites, cultural presentations by Native and non-Native salmon protectors, and readings in Indigenous studies, salmon ecology, river restoration, and watershed governance. UW students and Karuk students in the Píkyav Field Institute will learn together while collecting scientific data on salmon habitat projects with the Karuk Tribe, Quartz Valley Indian Community, Mid-Klamath Watershed Council, and Scott River Watershed Council.  Through reflective multi-media field journals and collaborative data analysis projects, students will understand how Native and non-Native science and ecocultural systems intersect environmental governance projects like the Klamath dam removals. Group camping equipment will be provided. A course fee covers all food, lodging, and travel costs. I&S/NW and DIV credit. Questions, contact Professor Cleo Woelfle-Erskine at

Catalog Description: 
Covers current research in American Indian and indigenous studies content areas.
GE Requirements: 
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Last updated: 
August 2, 2019 - 9:00pm