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U of I Hosts Tribal Sovereignty Workshop Jan. 19

January 18, 2018

If you conduct field research in Idaho, then you are conducting research in the current or aboriginal lands of Idaho's five Native American Tribes. Idaho EPSCoR and the Coeur d'Alene Tribe are sponsoring a full-day workshop on Friday, Jan. 19, for faculty, graduate students and staff to introduce the issues, ethics and opportunities of conducting research in Indian Country.

Topics to be explored include: 

  • What is tribal sovereignty?

  • How do federal policies impact tribal land and water management?

  • What is indigenous knowledge, and how does it connect with social-ecological research?

  • How can we improve partnerships between our university and tribal communities?

The workshop will be led by Laura Laumatia and Caj Matheson from the Coeur d'Alene Tribe Lake Management Department and U of I's Mark Solomon, associate director of the Idaho Water Resources Research Institute, and is sponsored by Idaho EPSCoR. Space is limited. The workshop is 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Crest Room, fourth floor of the Idaho Commons, in Moscow. Register by emailing

For more information, contact Mark Solomon at 208-885-0311 or

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