Tribal Water Security Colloquium:

Rethinking Our Relationship With Water


Time Topic and Speaker
1:20-1:30 Introductions by the Water is Life class and refreshments
1:30-1:55 Coal trains and coastal waterways. Jewell James (Lummi)
2:00-2:25 Importance of reclaiming Medicine Springs. Tony Sanchez (Nisqually)
2:30-2:55 Student Poster Presentations and Snack Break
3:00-3:25 Ocean acidification. Ed Johnstone (Quinault)
3:30-3:55 Climate change and melting glaciers. Micah McCarty (Makah)
4:00-4:25 Storytelling and Native teachings. Roger Fernandes (Lower Elwha Klallam)
4:30-4:55 Wetlands and fish hatcheries. Terry Williams (Tulalip)
5:00-5:30 Community-based participatory research. Bonnie Duran, PhD (Opelousas/Coushatta)

If you have additional questions, or would like to present, please contact me at and see Clarita Lefthand-Begay's website for upcoming events and classes including the Indigenous Sustainability Sciences class available in Spring 2016.