Join Paulette Jordan and Sally Jewell at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7 for the 2021 Doug Walker Lecture hosted by the University of Washington College of the Environment, available free for …
Join Paulette Jordan and Sally Jewell at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7 for the 2021 Doug Walker Lecture hosted by the University of Washington College of the Environment, available free for virtual viewing. The focus will be on Indigenous perspectives of nature’s fundamental rights and the health and wellness of all.
This live discussion will be moderated by Sally Jewell, and the featured speaker is Paulette Jordan, founder and chairwoman of Save the American Salmon.
As a proud member of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe and an Indigenous woman stemming from a long line of hereditary chiefs, Jordan was raised to fight for the needs of her community and to protect the Earth’s priceless natural resources. In 2008, she became the youngest person elected to the Coeur d’Alene Tribal Council. She currently serves on the executive board as the director of Native American Engagement and is vice-chair of the Democratic National Committee’s Native American Caucus.
After serving as CEO of REI for eight years, Sally Jewell joined President Obama’s cabinet in 2013 as Secretary of the Interior. She championed deepening connections between people and nature, collaborated with indigenous communities to uphold treaty rights and restore lands to tribal ownership, and supported conservation and renewable energy development on public lands and waters. Jewell currently serves as the Edward V. Fritzky Endowed Chair in Leadership at the UW Foster School of Business.
The annual Doug Walker Lecture is named for the late Doug Walker (who was instrumental to the founding of the College of the Environment in 2009 as a co-chair of the advisory board) in order to carry on and amplify his passion for outdoor recreation and his unending desire for learning.