Prof. Elizabeth Wheat is hosting a panel discussion on First Nations environmental perspectives in her Natural Resources Law, Administration, and Policy course, from 12:30 to 1:50 p.m. in MAC 237, Tuesday, April 12. The public is welcome to attend. Panelists are:
- Jeffrey M. Mears, member of the Oneida Tribe, has worked in the Environmental Health & Safety Division for 21 years. Mears has chaired the Oneida Land Commission and been a member of the National EPA-Tribal Science Council, National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology Advisory Committee, EPA Region 5 Regional Tribal Operating Committee, and the Northeast Climate Change Science Center advisory committee.
- UWGB student Marcus Grignon, member of the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin. His professional career encompasses issue-based campaigns, advocacy, lobbying, food security, sustainable development, and electoral politics.
- UWGB graduate student Gregory Holder, who works as a Cultural Resources Specialist in the Education Center for First Nations Studies and is completing his thesis on the Three Sisters Garden, which includes developing a nutritional profile of a Native heirloom squash strain and exploring a Native Food System movement that is succeeding on two reservations in South Dakota. His ancestry is Lakota, Wichita, and French. He lives on the Oneida Indian Reservation.