Hi‘iaka Working Group


WIS2DOM: Weaving Indigenous and Sustainability Sciences: Diversifying our Methods Workshop


This workshop will encourage collaboration between Indigenous and non-Indigenous early career academics and senior scholars from several disciplines and Indigenous community scholars. It will also allow Indigenous peoples to communicate their ecological understandings to the wider scientific community. In addition, this workshop will give all participants an opportunity to work across cultural and disciplinary understandings to cultivate mutually conducive and appropriate principles, protocols, and practices that address sustainability of resilient landscapes, thereby allowing for greater access to and understanding of Indigenous and sustainability sciences.

Conference Hotel

The Phoenix Inn Suites - Olympia is conveniently located in downtown Olympia across the street from Budd Inlet of Puget Sound and near such major attractions as the Downtown Waterfront, Percival Landing, and the Children's Museum.


Agenda (PDF)

2.13.13 - Day 1
Travel day with an evening group meal at the hotel. Welcome to Squaxin Island tribal territory by Joe Seymour, meet in the hotel lobby at 4:30 pm. Welcoming Dinner at 5:30 pm in the Olympia Room, Phoenix Inn.

2.14.13 - Day 2
Nisqually Tribal Tour of the river and salmon restoration projects with tribal members and staff. Please be ready to depart from the Phoenix at 8:30 am. We will have catered box lunches and dinner at the Nisqually Casino at 6:00 pm.

2.15.13 - Day 3
Location: The Evergreen State College Longhouse
9:00 - 10:00am Sustainability Science Keynote Speaker
Dr. Richard Howitt, Macquarie University
10:00 - 10:30ambreak
10:30 - 12:30pmSustainability Science discussion session lead by Andy Kliskey
12:30 - 1:30pmLunch
1:30 - 2:30pm Indigenous Science Keynote Speaker
Dr. Gregory Cajete, University of New Mexico
2:30 - 3:00pmbreak
3:00 - 5:00pm Indigenous Science discussion session lead by Dr. Renee Pualani Louis
 Dinner on your own.

2.16.13 - Day 4
Location: The Evergreen State College Longhouse
9:00 - 10:00am Bridging Sustainability Keynote Speaker
Dr. Fikret Berkes, University of Manitoba
10:00 - 10:30ambreak
10:30 - 12:30pm Bridging Sustainability and Indigenous Science discussion session lead by Dr. Jay T. Johnson
12:30 - 1:30pmLunch
1:30 - 2:30pm Sustaining Resilient Landscapes discussion lead by Dr. Jay T. Johnson, Dr. Renee Pualani Louis, and Dr. Andy Kliskey
2:30 - 3:00pmbreak
3:00 - 4:00pm Sustaining Resilient Landscapes discussion continued
4:00 - 5:00pm Future directions and publications discussion
5:00pmDinner at the Longhouse

Invited Participants