History on Tap “Climate Change through the TEK lens” with Dr. Samantha Chisholm Hatfield

August 19, 2021
7pm - 9pm PDT

Clark County Historical Museum is partnering with Friends of Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge to bring Dr. Samantha Chisholm Hatfield’s presentation “Climate Change through the Traditional Ecological Knowledge Lens” to the History on Tap virtual stage. The event will stream live on YouTube Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 7 p.m.

Traditional Ecological Knowledge Lens (TEK) informs Indigenous Lifeways, from First Foods to land management. In this presentation, Dr. Hatfield discusses how the lesson and knowledge of Indigenous communities can inform our response to the impact of climate change.

“Climate change is a pressing issue that effects all communities, none less so than our Indigenous neighbors. From increased natural events like drought and wild fire, to the shifting of our water resources, the seasonal changes created by climate change continue to impact every aspect of our daily lives.” Said CCHM program & marketing manager, April Buzby. “We are grateful for the opportunity to provide a different perspective on this issue – one that focuses on traditional and historic practices steeped in the Indigenous cultures of the Northwest.”

Dr. Samantha Chisholm Hatfield is a Tribal Liaison and Research Assistant at Oregon Climate Change Research Institute within the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS) at Oregon State University. She is a speaker, published author, consultant, and lecturer. Dr. Hatfield is a TEK specialist and a Cultural Anthropologist who teaches and speaks regarding issues surrounding Native topics, TEK, adaptation by Native American tribal groups, cultural practices utilized by Northwest tribal groups, as well as Native science issues.

The History on Tap season is brought to you by ZZEPPELIN media. This month’s presentation is sponsored by Coralee Brewer.

Special thanks to all our season sponsors Vancouver’s Downtown Association, Mickler & Associates, and Barlow’s Brewery. Program support provided by Wager Audio and Missy Fant Photography.

Tickets for this virtual event are $10 and can be purchased from the CCHM online store at https://clark-county-historical-museum.square.site/product/history-on-tap-2021-season/302?cp=true&sa=false&sbp=false&q=false&category_id=35.

A private link will be sent to ticket holders prior to the show. The stream will open at 6:45pm with the show beginning at 7pm.

For more information, contact the museum at 360-993-5679 or outreach@cchmuseum.org.