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Summer Youth Practicum 2022

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.

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Summer Youth Practicum

Engaging & encouraging high school students with natural resources.

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Youth & Pre-Professional Showcase

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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."

In Recognition of Their Support

Native American Fish and Wildlife Society would like to thank those organizations that provided us with support over the years. With them we grew an effective national communications network for the exchange of information and management techniques related to self-determined tribal fish and wildlife management.

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