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Mertz Library Humanities

The Indigenous Roots of Sustainable Forestry

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

11 a.m. EST | Online

Building upon a millennia-old tradition of environmental stewardship, Indigenous peoples have developed innovative systems to manage the forests that remain under their sovereign control in ways that support commercial enterprise, protect cultural use, and promote ecosystem health. Increasingly, federal and state forest managers are forging partnerships with Indigenous communities to devise ways to successfully maintain forest resilience, species diversity, and culturally important landscapes in a rapidly changing climate. Join Professor Michael Dockry as he discusses current forest management projects while uncovering the indigenous roots of sustainable forestry in the United States today.

Michael Dockry, Ph.D., is a professor of Tribal Natural Resource Management at the University of Minnesota and a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. His academic focus is on incorporating Indigenous knowledge into forestry and natural resource management, supporting tribal sovereignty, and addressing tribal environmental issues.

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