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ENR Projects: Native Environmental Sovereignty Project

 To learn more about the Native Environmental Sovereignty Project visit the ENR Projects page.

“Tribal Sovereignty, Reserved Rights, and Environmental Protection,” National Indian Timber Symposium, Warm Springs, Oregon, (May 17, 2012).

“Tribal History and U.S. History,” Address, Grade School History Club, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon (December 2, 2008).

“American Indian Law and Forestry,” Encyclopedia of U.S. Indian Policy and Law, Paul Finkleman, ed., CQ Press (forthcoming 2009).

“Federal Indian Law and Policy,” Seminar for US Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC (August 26, 2008).

Tribes as Trustees Again

In April 2007, the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics sponsored a lecture and workshop by Professor Mary Wood on the use of conservation trust law by tribes to protect aboriginal lands and resources. This one-day working symposium convened tribal leaders and staff, government officials, and land trust professionals to provide input and perspectives on the emerging tribal role in the conservation trust movement. Inspired by the fruitful discussion, Professor Wood has since delivered two speeches and has two articles forthcoming on the topic.

Morse workshop participants Zach Welcker, UO Morse Center Fellow, and Joe McCormick, Nez Perce Tribal Fisheries, at Payette Lake, Idaho with Professor Mary Wood.

“Tribes as Trustees Again (Part I): The Emerging Tribal Role in the Conservation Trust Movement,” Harvard Environmental Law Journal (with Zach Welker) (Spring 2008); republished in The Sovereignty Symposium 2008 conference proceedings, http://www.oscn.net/sovereignty/default.aspx. To read an abstract of this article, click here.

“Tribes as Trustees Again (Part II): Evaluating Four Models of Tribal Participation in the Conservation Trust Movement,” Stanford Environmental Law Journal (with Matthew O’Brien) (Spring 2008); republished in The Sovereignty Symposium 2008 conference proceedings, http://www.oscn.net/sovereignty/default.aspx. To read an abstract of this article, click here.

“Public Trust: Tapping the Potential of the Common Law Trust,” Panel Presentation, Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, Eugene, OR (March 6, 2008).
Public Trust Panel Press Release

“EPA’s Protection of Tribal Harvests: Braiding the Agency’s Mission,” Keynote Address, Native Environmental Sovereignty Project: Annual Rennard Strickland Lecture Series, Many Nations Longhouse, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR (September 21, 2007).

View Professor Wood’s Keynote

Wallowa Valley Nez Perce

“C.E.S. Wood Documentary Premiere–Remarks,” Address, Premiere of the PBS documentary, “C.E.S. Wood” (February 7, 2008).
“A Circle of Words,” by Beth Piatote, Oregon Quarterly, Spring 1998.

On Friday, February 1st, the University of Oregon School of Law hosted a portrait unveiling ceremony of a portrait of Chief Joseph, leader of the Wallowa Band of Nez Perce Indians. The portrait was painted by artist Jim Gronsand, who has donated the portrait for a two-year display in the law school.

“Remarks at the Unveiling of the Portrait of Chief Joseph,” Address, Unveiling of Chief Joseph, University of Oregon School of Law, Eugene, OR (February 1, 2008).

“Trophy Home Proposal Dishonors the Nez Perce,” The Seattle Times, B9 (Feb. 11, 2004).


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