12:45 PM - Welcome and Introduction with Horst Schmidt, UPEC President
1 PM - Keynote by Jes Thompson
The Subtle and the Sublime: Communicating our Connection to Place
Places matter to people and people are connected to places. This presentation will explore how we communicate our connection to landscapes. From our public lands to your backyard, there are subtle and sublime stories to tell.
2 PM - Al Manville
Case Studies Using Two National Parks, a National Monument and a National Forest as Living Laboratories to Teach Conservation Biology and Wildlife Management
We'll investigate how field studies have been conducted at Glacier and Acadia NPs, Katahdin Woods & Waters Natl. Mon., and Tongass NF to teach graduate conservation students about specific issues in conservation biology and wildlife management.
3 PM - Panel Discussion: Different Ways of Knowing Places: Native American Traditional
Ecological Knowledge and Western Science.
Donal Carbaugh, Professor Emeritus at University of Massachusetts - Amherst; - Deep Listening as a Way of Living in Place
This presentation reflects upon the way some Blackfeet people describe and practice "listening" as a way of living in place. This way helps connect people to places in ways that move beyond words, yet enriches what we learn to say with words.
Charlie Otto Rasmussen, editor of the Mazina'igan, Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission - Mazina'igan: Science, Culture and Great Lakes Ojibweg
The quarterly newspaper Mazina’igan is a reflection of the Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission’s unique work where science, culture, TEK, and traditional Ojibwe lifestyles drive research and decision making in support of off-rez treaty rights.
Aaron Payment, Chairperson of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians - Traditional Natural Stewards: Advocacy is Not Radical but Spiritual
Aaron A Payment will share his perspective as the Chairperson of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians.