Tribal Water & Food Sustainability Summit

Artwork by Abigail Snyder

UNL Extension, through the Tribal Extension Office, the Nebraska Water Center, and the Native American Coalition, are sponsoring a Virtual Tribal Water and Food Sustainability Summit on April 14-15. Tribal speakers will be presenting on:

  • Traditional Tribal worldviews and relationships with water and the earth
  • Tribal youth programs that are involved in food and water sustainability projects
  • Creating relationships between Tribal water and earth protectors and the University faculty

In addition to the above, UNL faculty will provide information on water and earth conservation programs and activities at the University.


Tribal Adult Presentations
April 14, 2021

12:00 – 12:30pm

Blessing – Phyllis Stone, Sicangu Lakota Elder

12:30 – 1:30pm

Michelle Free Lamere, Ho-Chunk Tribe

1:30 – 1:50pm


1:50 – 2:50pm

Dawn Goodwin, Anishinaabe/Ojibwe, Mississippi Band Water Protector

2:50 – 2:55pm


2:55 – 3:25pm

UNL conservation programs

3:25 – 3:30pm


3:30 – 4:30pm

Renee San Souci, Umonhon Tribe, Practitioner of Traditional Healing and Water Protector

4:30 – 5:00pm

Closing and Blessing – Phyllis Stone, Lakota Elder

Tribal Youth Presentations
April 15, 2021

12:00 – 12:30pm

Blessing – Phyllis Stone, Lakota Elder

12:30 – 1:30pm

Carmelita Sulley, Sicangu Lakota Tribe, Sinte’ Gleska University Food Sustainability Program

1:30 – 1:40pm


1:40 – 2:40pm

Brenda Murphy, Delberta Frazier, Michael Wolfe, Umonhon Tribe, UNPS K – 8 Ashita Thwathe Program

2:40 – 2:50pm


2:50 – 3:50pm

Ricardo Ariza, UNPS Unba Udon High School Program

3:50 – 4:00pm


4:00 – 4:30pm

UNL conservation programs

4:30 – 5:00pm

Closing and Blessing – Phyllis Stone, Sicangu Lakota Elder

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