ONDA’s Cultivating Partnerships: Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Science in Land Stewardship (Bend)
March 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Spend an evening with Dr. Cristina Eisenberg, Associate Dean for Inclusive Excellence and Maybelle Clark Macdonald Director of Tribal Initiatives in Natural Resources at Oregon State University, as part of our 2024 High Desert Speaker Series. Dr. Eisenberg will share learnings from her research on ecocultural restoration and how she approaches land stewardship through a lens of Two-Eyed Seeing. This event will explore how a merging of Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Western Science can build cross-cultural partnerships and projects that conserve landscapes and elevate indigenous communities. ONDA’s Stewardship Director, Gena Goodman-Campbell, will delve into the current steps ONDA is taking to restore Oregon’s high desert in partnership with local tribes.
Dr. Cristina Eisenberg is the Associate Dean for Inclusive Excellence and Maybelle Clark Macdonald Director of Tribal Initiatives in Natural Resources at Oregon State University in the College of Forestry (CoF) and Professor of Practice. In the CoF she is the director of the Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) Lab, and the Indigenous Natural Resource Office. As a Native American and Latinx ecologist, she leads several long-term ecological restoration projects, including the BLM /OSU/Fort Belknap Grassland Restoration Project on the Northern Plains of Montana, and the Pacific Northwest Tribal Conservation Corps Pilot Project for Seeds of Success, which involves working with five of the Tribal Nations in Oregon. All the projects she leads incorporate Indigenous Knowledge (IK) and best Western science into ecocultural restoration practice. She works with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the US Forest Service, the US Congress, and the Bureau of Land Management to advise them on IK and Tribal Sovereignty and how to partner with Tribal Nations. Cristina is a Director at Large on the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) Board of Directors. She leads the SER TEK Working Group and is the author of numerous books, journal articles, and book chapters.
For more information about the event and registration, please visit ONDA’s site: https://onda.org/event/cultivating-partnerships-traditional-ecological-knowledge-and-science-in-land-stewardship-bend/