How Do We Create Equitable Spaces Within Our Public Lands?

The land and waterways of Oregon have always provided for its people and inhabitants, since time immemorial. In the last 200 years, the landscape has changed drastically. What does the past and present mean for the future of our natural lands? And for those who have been removed from these areas? Educator Gabe Sheoships leads a discussion about what a relationship with nature means, how we can provide inclusive and equitable spaces within our public lands and natural areas, and how we can begin to work toward healing relationships with our land.

Leader

Gabe Sheoships | Portland

Gabe Sheoships, Cayuse and Walla Walla Nations, is a biologist and educator who serves as the education director for the Friends of Tryon Creek and adjunct faculty at Portland State University. Gabe has worked to restore and protect Indigenous First Foods for the past sixteen years and works with multiple ways of knowing, along with scientific theory, to teach, discuss, and build toward a better future. He earned a MS in Fish Biology from Oregon State University.

Program Themes

Belonging , Environment , Equity , Place , Power

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