Planning, Engineering and Native Communities: Things to Know and Respect
As recent developments with the Dakota Access Pipeline have highlighted, infrastructure and planning projects that affect Native communities face unique challenges. This is true not only on or near reservations, but anywhere in the United States. In this panel presentation by the ISU American Indian Studies Advisory Council, presenters will try to unpack some of these issues and discuss regulations, laws, best practices and solutions.
Presenters include David Gradwohl, professor emeritus of anthropology and founding director of the ISU Archaeological Laboratory; Lance Foster, tribal historic preservation officer with the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska; and Richie Meyers, tribal relations director and American Indian Studies program coordinator at South Dakota State University. The event is co-sponsored by the American Indian Studies Program and American Indian Faculty and Staff Council.