Clint Carroll is Assistant Professor in the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
This talk will address challenges that Native Nations face regarding the interrelated processes of cultural knowledge revitalization and environmental adaptation. For example, how can methods for transmitting traditional knowledge and the management of local resources adapt to radically different social and environmental circumstances? How can tribal elders effectively communicate their knowledge and perspectives on pressing issues like the preservation of medicinal plants to tribal officials, youth, and the general tribal population? Based on his past and current work with Cherokee people in Oklahoma, he will explore possible strategies for overcoming such challenges, as well as future research endeavors that further seek to address political-ecological issues in the Cherokee Nation.
Sponsored by the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and the Yale Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration