Join us for a conversation with UMN PhD Candidate and PSU alumna Maddy Nyblade about her experience conducting research through a collaborative, tribally-driven project about Wild Rice in the Great Lakes region.

“Community-Driven Science with Tribes in the Upper Great Lakes Region”

“Community-Driven Science with Tribes in the Upper Great Lakes Region”

When October 12, 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Where via Zoom

Contact Leslie Martin

Contact Phone 814-865-5461

"Research at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (UMN) has negatively impacted Indigenous Peoples around the upper Great Lakes. Within this context, a collaborative of UMN researchers, tribes, and inter-tribal organizations came together to center tribal priorities and approaches in researching Wild Rice, a sacred relative and central food to the Anishinaabe, Dakota, and many other Indigenous Peoples. This presentation will explore Maddy's experience as part of this collaborative, showcasing the tensions and transformations possible through Tribal-University partnership."

Maddy Nyblade is a PhD student in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Minnesota studying the hydrology of Manoomin (wild rice) ecosystems as part of a tribal-university partnership, Kawe Gidaa-naanaagadawendaamin Manoomin. She is interested in decolonizing, community-driven research in pursuit of understanding water, ways of knowing, and equitable collaboration to achieve water justice. Maddy is also a 2018 graduate of Penn State (BS Geoscience with honors in Community, Environment, and Development).