Moderated by Glenn Reynolds
Summary prepared by studen scribes and Jessie Conaway
Diminished culture of science and research right now:
- We need to make sure our reputation in science is not diminished. The data should stand for itself and personal judgment should not interfere with it.
- Researchers are going to have to claim ground back from corporate pseudo-science ; you have to be willing to give your all
- There needs to be a different mindset; instead of focusing on short-term results (such as mining and how it improves economy) a shift to the long-term effects needs to take precedence
- University can lend a hand in the credibility of previous data researched by tribes or other sources.
- University could foster an interdisciplinary water shed study of Penokee Range; interdisciplinary work is necessary
- studies about stainable economic development options that could provide jobs and offer an alternative to environmentally destructive industries
- Investing in graduate education can establish a connection between the university and the tribes.
- the tribes have more money for environmental work these days - could have funding for projects - that shouldn't be a stumbling block
- Trainings that pair scientists and historians and take a long-term perspective: looking at what's been lost and projecting the future of climate change, to get perspective on what needs to be done in the present