Faces of Diversity

Boulder Labs Diversity Council

Announcements

Meetings:
2nd Wednesday
of every month
1:00 pm
open to all


Monthly Observances

Events

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month – Ahupua'a Documentary and Discussion
Time: Thursday, June 2, 11 am - 12 noon
Place: DSRC GC402 (Multipurpose Room)
The presentation will feature a film screening of the Ahupua'a Documentary (30 minutes) with a post-screening panel discussion and Q&A session led by the Kumulau Foundation. The Kumulau Foundation is a Hawaiian-led philanthropic, educational, non-profit entity committed to perpetuating traditional Hawaiian culture through community engagement. The Hawaiian Ahupua'a system of land use provides access to all resources, from mountains to sea. In this documentary film, the late Marion Kelly, a historian and anthropologist introduces us to the people maintaining the traditional ways of managing and caring for the land and sea throughout the Hawaiian Islands. The guest panel includes multi-generational Kanaka Oiwi (indigenous Hawaiian) cultural practitioners, who will provide their perspectives on the film and discuss their culture and indigenous knowledge systems: featuring Jennifer Kamalei Casani, Co-Founder of Kumulau Foundation; Mervyn L. Tano, President, International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management; Anthony Kauluwehiwehionamoku Kahalekulu, who lived in Ahupua'a Waiehu on Maui and a 27 year veteran of the telecommunications industry; and Marley Puanani Smith, an undergraduate student at the Colorado State University's Warner College of Natural Resources.

Boulder Laboratories Poster Presentation
Time: Wednesday, July 20, 1 pm - 4 pm
Place: Katherine Gebbie Laboratory Conference Room 81-1A116
Over its history the scope has been broadened from postdoctoral to all student research. This annual event is for postdoctoral associates and students at every level (graduate, undergraduate, high school...). Participants will meet their peers and develop networks with peers and other staff from the Boulder Labs. In addition to promotion of diversity, the symposium's goals are to direct attention to student-conducted research and to foster a greater appreciation for the breadth, novelty and excitement of research in the Boulder Labs. Outstanding Presentation awards will be presented. The BLDC sponsors this event, and BLDC members will furnish snack foods and refreshments for all to enjoy. This event is open admission. For 2016, a professional development clinic is planned at 10:30 am, with seats reserved for all presenters in the conference program. For more information contact Joe Magee (303) 497-3298.

Call for abstracts: Abstract submission template for 2016 Boulder Labs poster presentation DOCX file
Postdoctoral associates, graduate, undergraduate and high school student researchers from NOAA, NIST, NTIA and each of their joint institutes are invited to contribute presentations. This call is open to Guest Researchers, NRC, PREP, JILA, CIRES, CIRA, etc. affiliates or post-docs, and to graduate, undergraduate and high school students. To be included in the program, please send your abstract to the event co-chair (Joe Magee) by June 20. If you are not sure that you would qualify as a contributor, just ask the event co-chair. Please send your abstract of 100 to 250 words, not counting the title, co-authors and their affiliations by using the Word template available from the organizers. Embedded graphics are allowable. An acceptance notice will be issued to each contributor. Abstracts will be collected in a symposium abstracts document. During the poster session, judges will listen to presentations and select those to receive awards. Outstanding Presentation recognition will be awarded during the event.

Tribal Relations Seminar – American Indians 101
Time: Wednesday, August 10, 10 am - 12 noon
Place: DSRC GC402 (Multipurpose Room)
The NOAA Tribal Consultation Handbook was developed to provide direction in fulfilling NOAA's obligation under Executive Order 13175 - Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments. This seminar will give an introduction to the unique relationship between Tribes and the Federal Government and an understanding of the culture and diversity of Tribes. The first part will give an introduction on the unique relationship between Tribes and the Federal government and focus on Tribal concepts such as Treaties, Tribal Sovereignty, Federal Trust Responsibility, and government-to-government relationships. The second part will provide a basic overview of American Indian Culture, cross-cultural communication skills and what to consider when building relationship with Tribes.
Speaker: Carla Fredericks (Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara) - Director, CU American Indian Law Program, The Unique Relationship between Indian Tribes and the Federal Government
Speaker: Dr. Grace Sage Musser (Oneida) - Conciliation Specialist, Dept. of Justice (retired), Understanding the Culture and Diversity of Tribes

Tribal Relations Seminar – American Indians 101
Time: Wednesday, August 10, 10 am - 12 noon
Place: DSRC GC402 (Multipurpose Room)
The NOAA Tribal Consultation Handbook was developed to provide direction in fulfilling NOAA's obligation under Executive Order 13175 - Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments. This seminar will give an introduction to the unique relationship between Tribes and the Federal Government and an understanding of the culture and diversity of Tribes. The first part will give an introduction on the unique relationship between Tribes and the Federal government and focus on Tribal concepts such as Treaties, Tribal Sovereignty, Federal Trust Responsibility, and government-to-government relationships. The second part will provide a basic overview of American Indian Culture, cross-cultural communication skills and what to consider when building relationship with Tribes.
Speaker: Carla Fredericks (Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara) - Director, CU American Indian Law Program, The Unique Relationship between Indian Tribes and the Federal Government
Speaker: Dr. Grace Sage Musser (Oneida) - Conciliation Specialist, Dept. of Justice (retired), Understanding the Culture and Diversity of Tribes

Hispanic Heritage Month – Water is Life: History and Cultural Traditions of Acequias of Northern New Mexico
Time: tbd, September/October
Place: DSRC GC402 (Multipurpose Room)
Every society must have a system for capturing, storing, and distributing water. Acequias or "community irrigation systems" are an integral part of the Hispanic culture and community of New Mexico. Dr. Rodriguez will give an overview of the history of Acequias and discuss the relationship between water sharing, belief and attachment to place.
Speaker: Dr. Sylvia Rodriguez, Professor Emerita of Anthropology at UNM and Author Acequia: Water Sharing, Sanctity, and Place