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Bringing the Buffalo BackPresentation Year: 2019
- Nataly SanchezZoologyUndergraduate Student
- Kimberly TrinidadZoologyUndergraduate Student
Researching how Zoology and Native American Studies to join together to find a way to protect rain forests.
Broken Spirits Rising: Grief Support Group for those Who Have Experinced the Murder of a Loved OnePresentation Year: 2019
- Francine SchulmanSocial workGraduate Student
I am interning at the District Attorney's Victim Witness program located in Eureka California as an advocate. There has been a long standing need for a grief support group for those who have lost a loved one to murder. As a mother of a murdered daughter I understand how important a grief support group becomes for this population. This unique need has become my community project focus and passion for those who've experienced complicated grief related to homicide. Broken Spirits Rising can offer people who are grieving a supportive environment in which to work through their grief when,for many of them there may be few places in their lives in which they can get this support and be themselves
Building Community Through The Sustainable Practitioners DirectoryPresentation Year: 2019
- Elena KennedyEnvironmental StudiesUndergraduate Student
Climate change, the most pressing issue of our contemporary world, will not be addressed without coming up with local solutions to this global problem. My project focuses on creating an avenue that would allow the campus community and the local community to work together to tackle local concerns. In tandem with HSU’s sustainability office and Center for Community Based Learning we’ve been able to develop such a resource: The Sustainable Practitioners Directory. This directory will allow faculty to easily find community partners working to resolve critical economic, social and environmental challenges, and who are willing to bring their work to the classroom.
Cahuilla Tribe and the Agua Clientele CasePresentation Year: 2019
- Lita SimsEnvironmental StudiesUndergraduate Student
My paper will touch on the Coachella Valley Aquifer and the Cahuilla tribe, which is centered around the Agua Caliente case. Specifically focusing on how the Cahuilla tribe gaining rights over the groundwater, could change future cases on groundwater rights.
Cannabis Cultivation: An Analysis of Humboldt County's Cultivation Regulation on Cannabis and the Affects on the Yurok TribePresentation Year: 2019
- Julia MartinezBotanyUndergraduate Student
This poster will show Humboldt County’s regulation and cultivation of Cannabis species nearby the Yurok tribe’s reservation boundary and Klamath River, and the effect it has on the Yurok tribe’s water rights in relation to California’s recent legalization of Cannabis.
Changing Clothes: The Handmaid's Uniform as a Symbol of ProtestPresentation Year: 2019
- Heather RumseyEnglishUndergraduate Student
The bright red cloak and fearsome white bonnet featured in The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood has been internationally recognized as a symbol for protest. Bruce Miller’s Hulu adaptation of the novel propelled this new wave of activism. I argue that the costume functions as a metonym, reacting to larger issues concerning women’s rights. This study examines whether the uniform is a viable protest image or is it being co-opted to get people to buy into a certain social and political system?
Cho' Skuy Soo Hey We Chem': Deconstructing Seeking Safety Training Manual for PTSD and Substance UsePresentation Year: 2019
- Ruby AguirreSocial workGraduate Student
Cho' Skuy Soo Hey We Chem': Deconstructing Seeking Safety Training Manual for PTSD and Substance Use is a pilot curriculum being developed in collaboration with Yurok leaders, elders, professionals, and myself in constructing a culturally appropriate curriculum to address PTSD and Substance use for Yurok families navigating the child welfare system. Post-colonial theory informs my practice while working indigenous communities. Colonization has stripped Native American communities from their land, resources, identity, sovereignty, and children. Western models do not work for indigenous communities, thus offering culturally appropriate services is critical for the healing process.
Climate Change and its Correlation to Klamath SalmonPresentation Year: 2019
- Kenneth XiongFisheries BiologyUndergraduate Student
- Amber HenshawwildlifeUndergraduate Student
In our presentation, we will be discussing how climate change is affecting the Salmon run in the Klamath River. We will be addressing the how warmer water temperatures can affect the Salmon population. Our purpose is to inform others that a change in water temperatures may affect oxygen levels in the watershed hence making it difficult for salmon to migrate and survive in the watershed. Overall this may affect their process of spawning.
Clinical Peer EducatorsPresentation Year: 2019
- Mira FriedmanStudent Health & Wellbeing ServicesStaff
- Dr. Jessica VanArsdaleStudent Health & Wellbeing ServicesStaff
College students are at high risk for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and they are encouraged to get screened regularly. In the fall of 2017 we implemented a peer to peer model to provide reproductive health consultations. Evaluation of the program in 2017 showed it was effective and there was a high satisfaction rate among patients who participated in the program. In the fall of 2018 we had a new set of four peer health educators (PHEs) who were trained to provide asymptomatic STI screenings and birth control consults in clinic. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the demand, utilization, and cost of the program during fall 2018 semester.
Closing the Perinatal Residential GapPresentation Year: 2019
- Sophia AraneoMasters of Social WorkGraduate Student
Humboldt County's Housing and Substance Use crises have intensified in recent years, leaving too few treatment and transitional living opportunities for families in recovery. This project seeks to document the urgency of the gap in services for Tribal and non-Tribal people, and streamline existing referral and resource channels under the new Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System. Long term goals include a comprehensive continuum of integrated dual recovery support and safe housing for parents. Further inquiry and collaboration with county government, NCHIIN, UIHS, Healthy Moms, and Yurok Family Wellness Court are recommended.