- COMMUNITY SERVICE WORK AND AWARDS
Support for Standing Rock blockade of Dakota Access oil pipeline.
Spring sabbatical research on U.S. military bases and occupation of Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) lands.
Developed website FossilFuelConnections.org with students from Evergreen's Resource Rebels program.
Resource Rebels partnership with Quinault Indian Nation for report on economic alternatives to oil terminals in Grays Harbor WA.
Planning Committee for Indigenous Climate Justice Symposium, The Evergreen State College Longhouse
Recipient of Association of American Geographers' (AAG) Enhancing Diversity Award, along with
four colleagues in the AAG Indigenous Peoples Specialty Group.
- Supporting Citizens for a Clean Harbor opposing oil terminals in Grays Harbor (Aberdeen/Hoquiam).
Testimony to EIS scoping hearings. Map of fossil fuel ports
Active in Olympia Confronting the Climate Crisis project
of the Fellowship of Reconciliation,
opposing the complicity of Washington ports (including Olympia) with
the fossil fuel industry.
Op-ed in The Olympian about oil fracking proppants shipped through Port of Olympia.
Conference organizer for Weaving Indigenous and Sustainability Sciences: Diversifying our Methods (WIS2DOM)
Workshop, Evergreen Longhouse, and
Nisqually Tribe Field Tour.Report to NSF
Volunteer for Tribal Canoe Journey preparations at
Squaxin Island Tribe, as part of the Revitalizing Community
The Evergreen State College, using "Guidelines for Working with Native Communities"
- Member of Name Change Committee at The Evergreen State College. Submitted U.S. Bureau of Geographic Names
joint application of Evergreen and Squaxin Island Tribe to change Squaw Point to Bushoowah-ahlee Point.
Coordinating Committee member for Militarism Watch, a project of the Fellowship of Reconciliation,
to research U.S. militarization and build researcher skills and networks.
- Advisory board member for Center
for Community-Based Learning and Action
- (CCBLA) at The Evergreen State College, Olympia.
- Civilian member of the Board of Directors of G.I. Voice project, which set up the "Coffee Strong"
G.I. coffeehouse resource center for soldiers by Fort Lewis, Lakewood, Wash.
- Organizer for Blue Line March to mark climate
change shoreline of
- downtown Olympia after sea-level rise.
- Co-Chair of the Indigenous
Peoples Specialty Group of the
- Association of American Geographers
- Attended the United
Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
- 7th Session (focusing on climate change), as an Observer from the
- International Geographical Union (IGU) Indigenous
- Knowledges and Rights
Commission, at UN Headquarters, New York.
- Organizing committee member for Focus
the Nation climate change
- community forum, The Evergreen State College.
- Organizing Committee member for the national
- Citizens' Hearing on the Legality of U.S. Actions in Iraq
- Active in Friends & Family
of Lt. Ehren Watada, supporting the first military
- officer to refuse deployment to Iraq.
- Associate (nonveteran) Member of Veterans
for Peace--Rachel Corrie Chapter 109.
- Active in Olympia Movement for Justice
& Peace (OMJP), Washington
Programming Committee chair of WHYS
Community Radio 96.3 FM, Eau Claire, Wis.
- Honored by Mole Lake Sokaogon Chippewa Community for role in Crandon mine victory
- in northeastern Wisconsin.
- Faculty advisor to University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
- campus chapter of Amnesty
- Member of Eau Claire Staff and Faculty
for Peace and Justice
- Participated in proposing the Wolf
River Headwaters Protection Purchase,
- for a public acquisition of the Crandon mine site in northeastern Wisconsin.
- Trainer for "Safe From Hatred" witness program for local
Muslim community after 9/11 (Madison, Wis.).
- Excellence in Media Award (Concerned
Citizens of Newport, in Columbia Co., Wis.).
- Co-organizer of Citizens'
Assembly for a democratic and sustainable future in Wisconsin.
- Coalition Building and Mobilization Award (Mining Impact Coalition,
- Participant in "Walk
to Remember" journey around Lake Superior.
- Hilary J. Waukau Environmental Excellence Award (Menominee Indian Tribe,
- Stewardship Award for Citizen Achievement (Wisconsin Stewardship Network).
- Regular host of "A Public Affair" WORT
call-in radio program, Madison, Wis.
- Co-founder of Wolf
Watershed Educational Project to protect NE Wisconsin's Wolf River.
- Attended the Indigenous Environmental
Network's annual Protecting Mother Earth Conferences in
- Wisconsin, Alaska, North Carolina, Montana, New Mexico, and Nevada
- Co-coordinator of Protect The Earth Gatherings on the Lac du Flambeau
Reservation, Wis. in 1993,
- and on the Mole Lake Reservation, Wis. (co-sponsored in 1994 with the
Indigenous Environmental Network).
- Peace and Dignity Journey runner in Wisconsin and Mexico.
- Co-founder and Board of Directors member of Midwest
Treaty Network .
- Trained Witnesses for Nonviolence for spearfishing crisis monitoring
at Lac du Flambeau Reservation, Wis.
- Co-founder of Madison Treaty Rights Support Group.
- National Associate Director of the Committee Against Registration and
- (CARD), edited Anti-Draft newsletter (Madison).
- Chief Editor, Wisconsin Commonwealth newspaper of the Labor-Farm
Party of Wisconsin.
- Visited Philippine environmental and indigenous groups as free-lance
- Board of Directors for Stop Project ELF, Wisconsin.
- Co-founder of Wisconsin Action Group for Environmental Responsibility.
- Member of Native American Solidarity Committee and Black
- Minneapolis. Organizer for the Black Hills International
- Europe and South Dakota.
- SELECTED RADIO GUESTS
- ("A Public Affair" call-in talk show on WORT-FM, Madison,
- Afghanistan/Pakistan (Tariq Ali, Ahmed Rashid, Robert Fisk, Tayyab
- Mustapha Pasha, Marc Herold);
- India (Arundhati Roy),
- Yugoslavia (Jasminka Udovicki, Bojana Mladenovic, Jeremy Scahill, Robert
- Colombia (Cecilia Zarate-Laun, Jack Laun, Atossa Soltani, Pat Reinsborough);
- Middle East (Joel Beinin, Jennifer Loewenstein, Ali Abunimah, Mary
Layoun, Ismael Abu-Saad);
- Iraq (Rania Masri, Kathy Kelly, Erik Gustafsen);
- Military interventions (Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, David Cortright,
- Poetry/music on September 11th attacks (reading with Liz DiNovella);
- Chiapas, Mexico (Cecilia Rodriguez);
- East Timor (Constancio Pinto and Matthew Jardine);
- El Salvador (Maria Serrano);
- Congo (Aliko Songolo);
- Panama (Lamoine Werlein-Jaen);
- Roma/Gypsies (Zoltán Barany, Margaret Beissinger);
- Biochemical warfare (Stephen Shalom);
- Northern Ireland;
- Vieques, Puerto Rico;
- Land mines.
- U.S. Society and Politics
- Native American treaty rights (Walter Bresette, Linda Brown);
- Indian mascots in schools (Barbara Munson);
- White supremacist groups (Loretta Ross, Leonard Zeskind, Chip Berlet,
- Graeme Atkinson, Daniel Levitas, Devin Burghart, Jonathan Mazzocchi);
- Indian gaming (Paul De Main);
- Independent politics (Jim Hightower, Bernie Sanders, Joel Kovel,
- Tammy Baldwin, Ed Garvey, Jeff Peterson, John Nichols);
- African American history (Noel Ignatiev, Eugene Parks, Clayborne Benson);
- Immigration (Bill Piatt, Melanie Okamoto);
- Supermax prisons (Amnesty International fact-finding delegation, Ruthie
- White power music (Justin Massa).
- Chernobyl/nuclear waste (Belarus Ambassador Serguei Martynov, Mary
- Indigenous activism (Winona LaDuke, Tom Goldtooth, Chris Peters);
- Genetic engineering (Ronnie Cummins, Michio Kaku, Judy Gobert, Will
- Jack Kloppenburg, Marcy Darnovsky);
- Environmental justice (Sheila Foster),
- Population and environment (Asoka Bandarage);
- Wisconsin mining issues (Chuck Sleeter,
- Al Gedicks, Fred Ackley, Ken Fish, Fran Vanzile);
- Mad Deer disease (John Stauber)
- Badger Munitions (Laura Olah, William Boulware);
- Perrier springwater pumping (Hiroshi and Arlene Kanno);
- Electrical transmission lines (Linda Ceylor, Tom Kreager);
- Manitoba hydroelectric dams (Ernest Monias),
- Low-level jet flights;
- Factory hog farms.