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The Regional Conference of the Native American Fish & Wildlife
In memory of Chuck Hunt
Revised: April 29, 2001
Protecting Our Traditional Way of Life@
Monday , May 14, 2001
Welcome to the Guests:
Adelheid Herrmann & Larry Merculieff, Alaska Regional Co-Directors
Ken Poynter: NAFWS Executive Director
Yaaveskaniryaraq: Lucy Sparck and Cecilia Marz
Decolonizing Methodologies: Dr. Fiona Cram
|11:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
Question and answer with Dr. Cram, open discussion
|12:00 p.m.- 1:15 p.m.
Lunch: Ken Poynter: Needs Assessment and Strategic Planning. What
do NAFWS members want? A discussion with members.
|1:30 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.
||ALASKA REGIONAL REPORT: Alaska Co-Directors
The Future of the Alaska Region: Adelheid Herrmann
How Tribes may protect their Traditional Way of Life in Changing Times:
Michelle Davis for Larry Merculieff
|2:15 p.m.- 2:30 p.m.
|2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
||Introduction to the NAFWS Alaskan Regional Projects
and Staff: Moderator: Ken Poynter. Contaminants Project: Michelle
Davis & Robi Craig. EPA Water Quality and Aquatic Habitat Monitoring
Project: Elijah Donat.
|3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
||Educational Panel: Dr. Fiona Cram, Diane Schaeffer,
|4:14 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
||Renewal of the MOU with the University, Chancellor Gorsuch
or Mark Hamilton.
Tuesday, May 15th, 2001
||Opening invocation - Rita Blumingstein - Tribal Doctor
||Panel: Elders and Traditional Healers - Protecting their
knowledge from exploitation and misappropriation. Lisa Dolchock, Jeanette
Wolfley, Two Crow Jim Schumacher.
|10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
||Protecting and Promoting Healthy Marine and Land Ecosystems:
Kris Balliet, CMC, Tom Harris, Alaska Village Initiatives.
|11:00a.m. -12:00 p.m.
||Elders and Youth Panel: Protecting Our Traditional Knowledge.
|12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
||Business Lunch: Nominations for NAFWS Board of Directors.
|1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
||CONCURRENT TECHNICAL SESSIONS
|Protecting Traditional Knowledge of Plants & Healing
||Moderator: Victoria Hykes Steere, panelists: Jeanette
Wolfley, Indigenous Peoples Council on Bio-Piracy, Lisa Dolchock,
Traditional Healing Program, Candace Hinkleman,.
|Geographic Information Systems Training
||A short introduction by David Albert, including training
on the NAFWS contaminants database by Robi Craig. This session will
run for two days.
|Water Quality and Aquatic Habitat Monitoring
||An introduction to the NAFWS project, including brief
overviews of the
monitoring techniques. Moderator: Elijah Donat, panelists: Mike Kelly,
|Kris Balliet, Marine Protected Areas, Randy Hagenstein,
TNC, Lianna Jack: the Alaska Sea Otter and Steller Sea Lion Commission.
6:30 p.m. CHARTROOM
|BANQUET & FUND RAISING AUCTION
Wednesday, May 16th, 2001
|9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
||CONCURRENT TECHNICAL SESSIONS
|Education / Partnership Opportunities & Fisheries
||Moderator: Adelheid Herrmann, panelists: Willie Templeton,
University of Alaska, Anchorage, Two Crow- Dr. Jim Shumaker,
Fagerstrom, Northern Norton Sound Advisory Board, Adelheid Herrmann,
Southwest Alaska Vocational & Education Center,
|Developing & Implementing Research Protocols
||Moderator: Marty Waters, panelists: Dr. Fiona Cram,
Jeanette Wolfley, Sal Cuccarese, ENRI, Paul Oogtooguk, ICER, Lianna
Jack, Alaska Sea Otter & Stellar Sea Lion Commission.
|Creating Tribal Watershed Programs
||Moderator: Elijah Donat, Kobuk River Tribes*(invited
not confirmed), & Yukon River-Inter-Tribal Watershed Council.
|A short introduction by David Albert, including training
on the NAFWS contaminants database by Robi Craig.
||Lunch, on your own.
|1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
||Funding a Natural Resource Program: Moderator: Ken Poynter.
Panel members: TBA.
|3:30 p.m. - 4:00p.m.
Implementing Native American Policies: Invited moderator: Fred
Armstrong, panelists: Matthew Cully Vanderhoop, Brenda Mamaloff
Takes Horse, BLM, EPA Representative , Johnny Duplantis, Army Corp
of Engineers (suggested panelists).
Question and answer with NAFWS members and Agency Representatives
||Blessing to travelers and adjourn.