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Water rights in the Great Lakes Region: State & Tribal government perspectives

Monday, September 18, 2017 9:00 am

Speaker: Jon Allan and Amanda Brosak MI Dept of Env Quality; Trevor VanDyke - MI Dept of Nat Res; Jen Vanator - Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Comm'n

Location: JMC Library

During this panel, representatives from the State of Michigan and Tribal governments will discuss perspectives on water rights in the Great Lakes Region. We will explore how State and Tribal governments work together on water rights issues (and other natural resources issues) including how treaty rights are implemented and how TEK (Traditional Ecological Knowledge) is partnered with other forms of knowledge to inform policy. Panelists will give their perspectives on pertinent issues surrounding water rights and more broadly, access to and management of natural resources. The panel will conclude with an open question and answer session with the audience.