Indigenous Speaker Series: Conservation: One Hopi Farmer’s Perspective:

August 26, 2020
12:00 pm

This is a non Confluence event.

The Indigenous Speaker Series provides a platform for dialogues about Indigenous people’s cultural and traditional lived experiences, hosted by Northwest Indian College – Nez Perce Site.

Featured Speaker: Dr. Michael Kotutwa Johnson

Title: Conservation: One Hopi Farmer’s Perspective

August 26, 2020 at 12:00PM (PDT)
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Dr. Michael Kotutwa Johnson, a member of the Hopi Tribe in Northern Arizona, serves as NAAF’s Research Associate.

Dr. Johnson is a traditional Hopi farmer and practitioner and has given extensive lectures on the topic of Hopi dryland farming – a practice of his people for over two millennia – throughout his academic and professional career. He is also very familiar with conventional agriculture, having received his Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY.

Some of Dr. Johnson’s previous work experience involved agriculture and land related issues at First Nations Development Institute (FNDI) and the Indian Land Tenure Foundation (ITLF). He holds a Master of Public Policy degree from Pepperdine University. Before receiving his Ph.D. in Natural Resources at the University of Arizona, Dr. Johnson was a Natural Resource District Conservationist assigned to the Hopi Reservation for the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).