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Tribes, Treaties and Natural Resource Management

On Thursday, August 7th, the Center for Coastal Margin Observation & Prediction (CMOP) hosted former U.S. Congresswoman Honorable Elizabeth Furse who delivered a seminar, Tribes, Treaties and Natural Resource Management.
In her talk, Hon. Furse discussed general fundamentals of Indian affairs public policies that include treaties, land, natural resource management and their importance to American Indian and Alaska Native communities. She shared her perspective about the role of science and research, and how scientists can best engage with American Indian/Alaskan Native communities as we work together to address environmental health disparities for tribal people.  This event was co-hosted with the
OHSU Center for Diversity and Inclusion and the OHSU Native American Employee Resource Group, and was part of the CMOP undergraduate internship program’s seminar series.

Watch a recording of the seminar here.

The Center for Coastal Margin Observation & Prediction is a multi-institutional National Science Foundation Science & Technology Center.  CMOP characterizes complex physical and biogeochemical processes at work in river-to-ocean ecosystems and explores links between environmental and human health.  The center is a collaborative effort of many academic and industry partners; headquartered in the Oregon Health & Science University’s Institute of Environmental Health, the anchor partners are Oregon Health & Science University, Oregon State University and University of Washington.

Written by Vanessa Green and Amy Johnson.