University of California
Creating Partnerships with Native American Tribes

Agenda - May 9-10 Workshop

Creating Successful Partnerships with Native American Tribes Workshop

Tuesday, May 9

10:30 AM Welcome by Local Tribal Leader
10:45 Welcome, Introductions and Overview of Session
Chris McDonald, Natural Resources Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension, San Bernardino, Riverside, Imperial and San Diego Counties
Janice Alexander, Forest Health Program Coordinator, UC ANR Cooperative Extension, Marin County
Deborah Giraud, Farm and Community/Economic Development Advisor, UC ANR Cooperative Extension, Humboldt-Del-Norte County
Jennifer Sowerwine, UC ANR Cooperative Extension Specialist, ESPM, Society and Environment, UC Berkeley
11:00 History of California Tribes
12:00 PM Networking Lunch
1:00 Overview of Tribal Government
1:30 Tribal Lands and Natural Resource Governance
2:00 Cultural Norms and Contemporary Tribal LifePanel discussion
3:00 Q&A with Tribal panelists
3:15 Break
3:30 Considerations for Building Partnerships with Tribes: Lessons Learned from an Extension Perspective Towards Building Successful Partnerships with Tribes
5:00 PM Adjourn

Wednesday, May 10

9:00 AM Welcome & Overview
9:15 Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) examples
10:30 Break
10:45 Cultural Demonstrations
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 Partnering with Tribes: Examples from local agencies
2:15 Break
2:30 Roundtable discussion: How can we better integrate traditional knowledge and perspectives into our understanding of natural resources?
3:00 Putting it to work: Breakout groups to share examples, work together on how to move forward, set intentions, develop plans, what are next steps, what resources are needed to move forward
4:00 Next Steps: Evaluation and closing
4:15 PM Adjourn
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