Centering Indigenous Futures in Outdoor Recreation Training Series

U.S. public land and water management are grounded in settler colonialism, including Indigenous land dispossessions and violations of Tribal Treaties. This free training series features four sessions that bring Indigenous scholars and land managers into conversation about reimagining outdoor recreation through decolonization, Indigenous value systems, and Indigenous futures. 

Each 90 minute session featured a panel presentation from Indigenous leaders and discussions with participants to further the dialogue around outdoor recreation professionals’ role in decolonization. 

October 12, 2022: History of Indigenous Lands Dispossession 

  • Pat Gonzales Rogers, Lecturer and Distinguished Practitioner in Residence, Yale University 
  • Lara Jacobs, PhD candidate at Oregon State University 
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October 19, 2022: Tribal Co-management of Parks and Protected Areas
  • Dr. Clint Carroll, Associate Professor at Colorado State University 
  • Todd Mitchell, Director of the Swinomish Department of Environmental Protection
  • Kalani Quiochi, Cultural Resources Coordinator, Pacific Islands Region, NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries
October 26, 2022: Indigenous Leaders in outdoor recreation management 
  • Cornell Torivio, New Mexico Regional Representative for the Continental Divide Trail Coalition
  • Maija Katak Lukin, Alaska Native Tribal Relations Program Manager, National Park Service
  • Tahlia Natachu, Executive Director, Zuni Youth Enrichment Project
  • Angie Bulletts, District Manager for Southern Nevada, Bureau of Land Management

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November 2, 2022: Indigenous Futures in Parks and Protected Area Management 
  • Nadine Spence, Executive Director, BC & Yukon Parks Canada
  • Leah George Wilson, former Elected Chief, current Director of Lands, Squamish Nation
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