Webinar on Indigenous Perspectives on the Use of Biotechnology in Forests
Friday, March 2, 2018 at 2:00 pm Eastern Time

Watch webinar recording below:

– Neil Patterson, Center for Native Peoples and the Environment, SUNY-ESF – View Bio

Neil Patterson Jr. is a citizen of the Tuscarora Nation and the Assistant Director of the Center for Native Peoples & the Environment at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse NY. Neil has been a delegate to the Haudenosaunee Environmental Task Force since 1992 and is founder and former Director of the Tuscarora Environmental Program. He teaches courses in Traditional Ecological Knowledge and contemporary Indigenous issues at SUNY ESF, and helps lead community and youth environmental and outdoor education programs in Haudenosaunee communities.

– BJ McManama, Indigenous Environmental Network – View Bio | View Slides

BJ McManama is an organizer for the Indigenous Environmental Network’s Save Our Roots campaign and has worked for IEN in different capacities for the past 13 years. She has been involved with Indigenous and environmental issues for over 20 years networking with Indigenous Peoples and communities globally on issues related to Indigenous land rights and autonomy. Most recently IEN has focused on the impacts of energy corporations on Indigenous communities in North and South America; and on the impacts of land grabbing and forest carbon offsets schemes on Indigenous and front line communities globally.

– Michael J. Dockry, U.S. Forest Service and University of Minnesota – View Bio | View Slides

Mike Dockry is a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation and a Research Forester and Social Scientist with the U.S. Forest Service’s Northern Research Station. He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Forest Resources and American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota. He is an associate editor for the Journal of Forestry, received the 2016 American Indian Science and Engineering Society’s Most Promising Scientist Award and received the 2017 Northern Research Station’s Early Career Scientist Award. Mike is part of a team of ecological and social scientists working on interdisciplinary research to support foresighted natural resource management decisions. His research interests include understanding social aspects of forest and natural resource management, sustainability, indigenous community forestry, strategic foresight research, and environmental history. He is a leader on tribal issues for the U.S. Forest Service, and he has helped write national and regional tribal strategic plans and research agendas.