Bell Museum Hosts Dialogue on University-Tribal Partnerships

Published on April 06, 2021

Courtesy of Richard Tsong-Taatarii; copyright Minneapolis Star Tribune

On Wednesday, April 14th (7:00pm-8:30pm CST, 8:00pm-9:30pm EST) the Bell Museum and the University of Minnesota continue their series of virtual public events as Climates of Inequality hosts with a discussion exploring the intersection of environmental justice, tribal sovereignty, and academic research in Minnesota.

This public dialogue focuses on manoomin/psiη (wild rice) and collaborations including First We Must Consider Manoomin/Psiη (Wild Rice), which brings together tribes, intertribal treaty organizations, and University of Minnesota faculty, staff, and students. The project prioritizes tribal views on the cultural significance and ecology of manoomin/psiη (wild rice), and on policies related to it.


  • Mike Dockry (Citizen Potawatomi Nation), Assistant Professor, Forest Resources, University of Minnesota


  • Gene-Hua Crystal Ng, Associate Professor, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Minnesota
  • Tom Howes (Fond du Lac Band), Natural Resources Manager, Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
  • ark Bellcourt (White Earth Nation), Co-PI of First We Must Consider Manoomin/Psiη (Wild Rice) (retired)
  • Tianna Odegard (Upper Sioux Community), Independent Public Historian

Register here! (Zoom link will be sent to registered participants.)

Co-sponsored by the Department of Forest Resources, University of Minnesota