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Tuesday, March 2 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Featured Speaker-Dr. Kelsey Leonard, Assistant Professor at University of Waterloo, Shinnecock Indian Nation

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Dr. Leonard will speaking about new research published in June 2020 entitled: WAMPUM adaptation framework: eastern coastal tribal nations and sea level rise impacts on water security. The research addresses the need for tribal nations to be the designers and developers of their own sea level rise adaptation strategies.

As a water scientist and protector, Dr. Kelsey Leonard seeks to establish Indigenous traditions of water conservation as the foundation for international water policy-making.
Dr. Kelsey Leonard is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo. She represents the Shinnecock Indian Nation on the Mid-Atlantic Committee on the Ocean, which is charged with protecting America's ocean ecosystems and coastlines. She also serves as a member of the Great Lakes Water Quality Board of the International Joint Commission. Dr. Leonard has been instrumental in safeguarding the interests of Indigenous Nations for environmental planning, and builds Indigenous science and knowledge into new solutions for water governance and sustainable oceans.

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Kelsey Leonard

Shinnecock Indian Nation, University of Waterloo
As a water scientist and protector, Dr. Kelsey Leonard seeks to establish Indigenous traditions of water conservation as the foundation for international water policy-making.Dr. Kelsey Leonard is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo. She... Read More →


Tuesday March 2, 2021 3:30pm - 4:30pm EST
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