How a Return to Tribal Management is Restoring Landscapes

Tuesday, May 21, 2024 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Advance Registration Required

Event Details

A forest of long, slender trees is perfectly reflected in the clear lake beside it
Evergreen forest beside North Twin Lake, part of the Colville Reservation in Washington state. (Credit: Mark Pouley, CC-BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Tribal people have lived in North America for at least 10,000 years, shaping how the landscape evolved and functioned. During that time, they developed cultures and traditions that stressed the obligation tribal people had to the foods, medicines and places that sustained and defined their way of life. However, disease and settlement disrupted the balance, replacing it with the extractive management approach that has dominated the landscape for the past three centuries.

On May 21, discover how a return to tribal practices can help restore that balance. Cody Desautel, executive director of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation in northern Washington state, hosts our next Life on a Sustainable Planet webinar. He’ll reveal how the last 50 years have seen a resurgence of tribal self-determination, and how indigenous knowledge is helping reestablish healthy relationships between people and the land.

This webinar will be recorded! Closed captions will be available during the live event and on the recording. By signing up on Zoom, you'll be able to join live and receive a link to the recording approximately 1 week after the live webinar.

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