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Oct 09

Come hear how Gary Besaw’s journey has led him to recognize the need for cooperation and coordination amongst tribal nations. These efforts reestablish culturally informed, sustainable, Indigenous foods systems to improve tribal member health, heal the environment, and revitalize local economies. Besaw is an advocate for the need for systemic immediate action to heed the warnings of our damaged environment to protect water in all its forms. In this presentation, Besaw will explain joint tribal and intertribal efforts to reestablish food and trading routes. These efforts combine Indigenous teachings with modern environmentally acceptable tools and practices.

This event is co-sponsored by Campus Climate; Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Department of History; and Department of Environmental Sciences and Society.

Date: Monday, Oct. 9
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Indigenous Peoples' Day Lecture starting at Oct. 9, 2023 at 6:00 pm
Disability Statement

To request disability accommodations, contact Jolene Werlein at or 608.342.6114.