March marked the 150th anniversary of Yellowstone National Park. Established in 1872, it’s the first National Park in the U.S., and one of the first in the world.
However, as Indigenous people, we know that the legacy of the park’s land goes far beyond 150 years. Since time immemorial, the region has been home to many Tribal Nations who still consider Yellowstone their ancestral home.
This anniversary creates opportunities for a national conversation around the governance of our National Parks and public lands.
Now is the time to Indigenize the National Parks!
Native Organizers Alliance invites you to join our discussion on what the future of the National Park System could look like with the inclusion of Indigenous voices and traditional ecological knowledge.
Featured guest speakers include:
Wes Martel (Eastern Shoshone), Senior Wind River Conservation Associate of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition and former Eastern Shoshone Business Council.
Dr. Shane Doyle (Apsaalooke), Montana-based scholar, teacher, community advocate, and Founder and Lead Consultant of Native Nexus.
Jason Baldes (Eastern Shoshone), Wind River Tribal Buffalo Initiative and National Wildlife Federation Tribal Buffalo Program Manager.