Whitman College

Benedict J. Colombi Lecture

Join University of Arizona Visiting Educator of Environment Studies Benedict J. Colombi for a lecture titled "Keystone Nations: Indigenous Peoples and Salmon across the North Pacific".

Ranging from the Nez Perce Nation in Idaho to the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia, this lecture will address relationships between Indigenous peoples and salmon and the complex challenges posed by dams and other human-environmental problems (fisheries, energy, water, climate, agriculture, etc.) in the Columbia River Basin and North Pacific.

Benedict J. Colombi is Faculty Director of the University of Arizona’s Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs and Acting Head and Associate Professor of the American Indian Studies Department. He also holds affiliated faculty appointments in the School of Anthropology, School of Geography and Development, and School of Natural Resources and Environment, and he is faculty member with the Institute of Environment, a center for disciplinary and interdisciplinary environmental and climate change research at the University of Arizona.

This event is sponsored by the Office of the Provost and Dean of the Faculty Visiting Educator Fund

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Maxey Hall, Room 207
173 Stanton, Walla Walla WA

Event Type

Speaker, Environmental & Sustainability


Faculty, Staff, Students, General Public


Academic, Humanities & Arts, Social Sciences, Environmental Studies


Free and open to the Public.


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