Wildfires affect California tribes in myriad ways: some more visible than others

In my most recent article for PBS Southern California, KCET News, “California tribes support each other and seek inclusion in State wildfire response,” I relate how different tribes across Northern and Southern California address ongoing wildfire emergencies that impact tribal members living on tribal trust lands (reservations and rancherias). Flames were racing towards the Big […]

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What it means to be a whistleblower

Choosing to be a person of authentic integrity is a key part of my identity. It isn’t easy. Actually, that’s an understatement. It is frickin’ hard, and sometimes horridly difficult. Oftentimes there are no personal benefits, other than the quiet certitude of knowing I did the right thing.) In the worlds of business or academia, […]

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Science + art in an award-winning video poem

Years ago, when I taught introductory biology to university undergraduates, covering the topic of cell division meant guiding students through understanding and memorizing the stages of mitosis (asexual reproduction, essentially cells duplicating existing genetic code) and meiosis (sexual reproduction, where cells divide to create new genetic combinations). While I directed my students to academic videos […]

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the inconsolable loss of a mighty water warrior

The tribute below formed part of the eulogy read at Harry’s memorial service in Bishop. I also wrote a piece for KCET/PBS Southern California which can be read here. This week I join the Bishop Paiute and thousands of others who mourn the loss of Harry Williams: an elder, a Water Protector, and the world’s […]

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