Protecting the Sacred: Panel on Indigenous Environmental Issues



    “This panel will be a discussion on indigenous environmental issues. It will primarily focus on water and the latest developments at Standing Rock, ND with the Dakota Access Pipeline. The event will be held at Revolutionary Grounds Books & Coffee, and hosted by Blackfeet tribal member and writer Bill Wetzel.

    The panel includes moderator, John Bird (Blackfeet), indigenous scholar and writer, Tom Holm (Cherokee), the Native Nations Institute’s Verónica Hirsch (Chiricahua Apache), and Clean Air Quality Specialist & poet, Ruben Cu:k Ba’ak (Tohono O’odham).”

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    Carolyn Classen
    Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, (since Jan. 2013).

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