About the Speaker
Natalie Michelle is a member of Penobscot Nation and is of Penobscot and Passamaquoddy ancestry. She is a research assistant and interdisciplinary PhD candidate at the University of Maine. Michelle is at the forefront of recent efforts to bring tribes in Maine together against the obstacles posed by climate change. Michelle's work includes establishing an intertribal climate change coalition. A goal of the partnership will be to create a climate change adaptation workbook targeted toward the Maine environment and based on Wabanaki epistemologies and traditional values.