Indigenous Speaker Series 56: Dr. Paulette Blanchard

Hensci, Itukdi Wigwa, Pi Naha Pi, Yá’át’ééh,


The Indigenous Speaker Series provides a platform for dialogues about Indigenous people’s cultural and traditional lived experiences, hosted in partnership by the University of Washington – Tacoma, C.U.R.E (Clean Up the River Environment) and the Salish Sea Research Center.


Date/Time: February 5, 2024; 12:00pm (PST)

Register Here:


Featured Speaker:

Dr. Paulette Blanchard

Rising Voices in Practice:

Applying and Practicing Native American Education Theories in Coastal Climate Sciences

Paulette Blanchard, PhD (Absentee Shawnee Citizen & Kickapoo descendant) Dr. Blanchard holds a Doctorate of Geography from the University of Kansas, Master of Arts in Geography from the University of Oklahoma, and a Bachelor of Arts in Indigenous & American Indian Studies from Haskell Indian Nations University. Dr. Blanchard was a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Fellow for University Corporation for Atmospheric Research for 2018-2020. She is a CoPI on NSF CoPe Rising Voices Changing Coast’s grant #2103843 that directly engages Indigenous and Non-Indigenous scientists with Indigenous coastal communities to address climate change impacts and variabilities across four regions; Hawaii, Alaska, Louisiana, and Puerto Rico. Her work addresses the challenges and opportunities that Indigenous Peoples face in relation to climate change and climate justice. Her work also addresses Indigenous science and science education, Indigenous led environmental movements, and activism. She incorporates Indigenous Feminist methodologies and philosophies into her geographic framework. Her work includes social, climate, and environmental justice for Indigenous Peoples and other marginalized populations.

For more information: