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Homelands: Historical Research & Legal Advocacy for Tribal Sovereignty over Natural Resources

A virtual panel discussion on environmental history and energy justice

Event Details

Wednesday, September 28, 2022
4-5:30 p.m.

In this virtual panel, we will hear from three distinguished speakers whose work in historical research and legal advocacy supports Tribal sovereignty and self-determination in natural resource management. This panel discussion is part of a Center for Culture, History & Environment (CHE) research group around environmental history and energy justice on the northern Great Plains led by Dr. Grace Bulltail, and is presented in partnership with the Indigenous Environment and Science Working Group.

Featured Panelists:

  • Dr. Michael Lawson is the founder of MLL Consulting, LLC and has more than 40 years of experience providing research and consultation on Native American issues. His research over three decades, including his classic work Dammed Indians: The Pick-Sloan Plan and the Missouri River Sioux.
  • Gussie Lord is the managing attorney of the Tribal Partnerships Program at Earthjustice. She partners with Earthjustice regional office staff to increase capacity and expertise in our critical work on behalf of tribes and indigenous communities.
  • Dr. Angela Parker is an assistant professor at the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado. She researches Native American history in the 20th century.

Download a poster for the event here.