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Ben Yahola - Climate Change

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Daniel Wildcat, Ph.D., (Yuchi) is a professor at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas, and an accomplished scholar who writes on Indigenous knowledge, technology, environment, and education. He is also director of the Haskell Environmental Research Studies Center, which he founded with colleagues from the Center for Hazardous Substance Research at Kansas State University. Wildcat helped design a four-part video series entitled All Things Are Connected: The Circle of Life (1997), which dealt with the land, air, water, biological, and policy issues facing Native nations. Wildcat recently formed the American Indian and Alaska Native Climate Change Working Group, a tribal-college-centered network of individuals and organizations working on climate change issues. In 2008, he helped organize the Planning for Seven Generations climate change conference sponsored by the National Center for Atmospheric Research. He is the author, most recently, of Red Alert! Saving the Planet with Indigenous Knowledge (2009).  The Haskell Environmental Research Studies Institute Survey in collaboration with the Oklahoma Climatological and Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program will hold a meeting at the National Weather Center in Norman, Oklahoma onDecember 12, 2011. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss the potential for climate variability and change on the tribal Peoples of Oklahoma.  Space is limited and it is necessary to reserve seating. Please contact Paulette Blanchard at thepauligirl@aol.comor at 913-687-3006 to confirm and reserve seating.    http://www.haskell.edu/climate/dwildcat.html