Designed to provide Native American students (incoming 10th – 12th grade) an opportunity to gain hands-on and in-lecture experience in the interdisciplinary components of natural resource management and Indigenous knowledge.
Summer Youth Practicum 2022
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2021 NAFWS National Scholarship Recipients
We know that pursuing higher education, having a job, raising a family, spending time with friends, spending time with family and/or having time for yourself, can be difficult. We would like to praise our students for doing a great job!
SOUTHWEST: Adriano Tsinigine
Tribe: Navajo Nation Undergraduate:Northern Arizona University
"I am a Navajo Ethnobotanist who loves to go into the field and collect plants for Herbarium specimens or ceremonial usage. This field requires the use of three different languages English, Navajo, & Latin. I strive to continue to learn my Navajo Language and culture with the integration of Western Education of Science."
GREAT LAKES: Molly Thomas
Tribe: Sault Ste Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Undergraduate: Lake Superior State University
"I grew up with 3 brothers and a love for nature. Ever since I was little I loved to travel and hike and I knew I wanted to work with the environment."
PACIFIC REGION: Reese Shippentower
Tribe:Confederated Tribes of Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) Undergraduate: Oregon State University
"Reese completed a transfer degree at Blue Mt Community College and is currently attending Oregon State University majoring in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences. His career goal is to become a biologist and contribute to his tribe’s Natural Resource goals."
SOUTHWEST: Aaron Duran
Tribe:Pueblo of Tesuque Undergraduate: Fort Lewis College
"Being able to experience what this earth has to offer is something that I hope to preserve and is the biggest reason why I choose to major in Biology."
NORTHEAST: Christian Wade Stewart
Tribe:Chickahominy Tribe Undergraduate:Virginia Technical University
"Hopefully I can use my education and experience to invest into other communities with children who aspire to go to college, just as I did."