2021 Honoring Place Training
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If you have any questions for the UW Tribal Relations office, please contact UWTribalLiaison@uw.edu
This event featured the UW Tribal Leadership to discuss pathways to UW land acknowledgement and research partnerships with Tribal nations. This presentation used a tribal government-to-government framework and history to define and breakdown the process through the lens of tribal sovereignty and self-determination created via treaties, acts of congress, and executive orders.
This event was part of an EarthLab series on partnering with Tribal nations and is offered in connection with the College of the Environment DEI Office.
About the Speaker
Iisaaksiichaa (Good Ladd) Ross Braine is the inaugural University of Washington Tribal Liaison and Director of wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House. He is a citizen of the Apsaalooke (Crow) Nation and descendant of the Tsitsistas (Northern Cheyenne), both located in the state of Montana. He is also a member of the Biglodge Clan and Nighthawk Warrior Society.
He created and facilitates the annual UW Tribal Relations Strategy with senior leadership and also leads the wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House team. He was integral to the feasibility study, stakeholder outreach, fundraising, design, and operation of wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ.
His true passion, however, is student success. You can find him mentoring and growing student leaders and professionals in his office, where he always keeps the door open. He collaborates often with faculty throughout academia on publications, research, and lectures.
Iisaaksiichaa Ross holds a BS in Forestry Management and MS in Information Science, all from the University of Washington.
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