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Our West Central Minnesota We are Water team is excited to partner with Dr. Michelle Mongomery. Here is a little bit about Michelle: 


Dr. Michelle Montgomery (enrolled Haliwa Saponi/descendant Eastern Band Cherokee) is an Associate Professor at the University of Washington Tacoma, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences in American Indian Studies and Ethnic, Gender and Labor Studies. She is also the Assistant Director for the Office of Undergraduate Education and the Indigenous curriculum and community advisor for the School of Education. Dr. Montgomery's research focuses on Indigenizing and decolonizing the climate justice narrative, environmental ethics connected to Indigenous Peoples’ identities and eco-critical race theory to eliminate racial and environmental oppression.  


This video is from a conversation we had with Michelle to learn more about her, her career pathway, and some of her insights. She is an amazing person and this was a fantastic conversation. 


Conversations with Dr. Michelle Montgomery

Below is a presentation and conversation with Dr. Michelle Montgomery with University of Minnesota Morris science students titled, "Holistic Place-Based Learning: Decolonizing Academic Sciences."

Below is a reading list of indigenous authors shared by Dr. Montgomery. Link

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