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Clarita Lefthand-Begay, MS, Ph.D.


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Upcoming Activities

Addressing Tribal Water Security Challenges in the 21st Century, Tribal Leadership Summit, May 10, 2016, wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ (Intellectual House), University of Washington (invited presenter)

Living Breath of wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ: Indigenous Food and Ecological Knowledge Symposium, May 13- 14, 2016, wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ (Intellectual House), University of Washington (co-organizer)

Mining and Human Health, August 17-19, 2016, Navajo Nation Museum, Window Rock, AZ (organizer and collaborator)

Recent Activities...

Teaching 2015-2016

Spring 2016: Indigenous Sustainability Science: Applying Western and Native Sciences to Restore and Reconnect to the Environment

Here are some photos from field trips
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An article about our sustainability science class in the the Confederated Umatilla Journal. See page 16B in the May 2016 issue.

Winter 2016: Water is Life: Water, Health, and "Ecosystem Services" among American Indians and Alaskan Native

Fall 2015: Environmental Issues on Indigenous Homelands

Teaching 2014-2015

Spring 2015: Indigenous Sustainability Science and Tribal Communities
Spring 2015: Water, Health and Ecosystem Services
Winter 2015: Environmental Issues on Indigenous Homelands
Notable class activities

Last Spring in my water, health and ecosystem services class, students hosted an Indigenous Water Security Colloquium focused on Washington State Fish Consumption Rates, Health, Human Rights and Tribal Treaties

Here are photos from my Indigenous Sustainability Science class (Spring 2015). In this class we went on three field trips to learn about sustainability projects conducted by tribes in the Pacific Northwest

Community Contributions and Service


Contact Information

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Updated: September 2016