Thursday, August 8, 2019,
Albuquerque Friends Meeting House
1600 5th Street Northwest
(see map below right)
Topic: Tribal Resource Management
Indigenous peoples' relationship with the land has been built over hundreds of thousands of years. Through trial and error, tribes in the Southwest have developed unique land management strategies and methods that are adapted to this area. To this day, many tribes are still using the traditional practices used by their ancestral people, and many are taking those practices and adapting them as the world continues to push forward at a rapid rate. Arielle Quintana will present on different land management projects from Cochiti Pueblo and other tribes in New Mexico, and give more context to the importance of "land" in Indigenous cultures.
Speaker: Arielle Quintana
Arielle Quintana has always had a deep connection to the land. A tribal member from Cochiti Pueblo, one of twenty-three tribes located in New Mexico, Arielle was raised to be a steward of the land and preserve the strong ties between people and nature, which she continues to do to this day. Arielle graduated from Colorado State University with a bachelor’s degree in Rangeland Ecology. The majority of her work has involved engaging youth in nature and educating others on the importance of conserving natural resources. She has worked for her tribe’s Department of Natural Resources and Conservation on riparian restoration and wildlife habitat improvement projects, the Southern Rockies Fire Science Network on fire science conferences and workshops, and the Santa Fe Botanical Garden on garden education and wetland restoration. Arielle is now the Education and Outreach Coordinator for the Quivira Coalition.
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