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Roy Sampsel awarded the Ecotrust Indigenous Leadership Award

On November 14 Roy Sampsel (Wyandotte and Choctaw) received the 2014 Ecostrust Indigenous Leadership Award.  Since 2001, Ecotrust has recognized 58 tribal leaders for their service and dedication to the culture, economic and environmental conditions of their homelands and people.  Roy joins four others as this year’s 2014 Indigenous Leadership Award honorees.

Roy Sampsel is a trusted friend and advisor to the Center for Coastal Margin Observation & Prediction, and has served as the chair of CMOP’s external advisory board since the center’s inception in 2006.  He has also been a life-long leader in tribal issues and environmental stewardship on the local and national level.  Read more about Roy.

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