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Sustainable Futures Speaker Series

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As part of the Sustainable Futures Speaker Series, Amy and Daniel Cordalis will present "Breathing Life Back into the Klamath River."

Amy Cordalis is General Counsel for the Yurok Tribe. She comes from a long line of Yurok Indians from the village of Requa at the mouth of the Klamath River, who have fought for Yurok rights: her great-uncle's Supreme Court case, Mattz v. Arnett, confirmed the Yurok Reservation as Indian Country and set the stage for the Tribe's federally reserved fishing and water rights. Cordalis received her undergraduate from the University of Oregon and her JD from the University of Denver College of Law. Before returning home to work for the Yurok Tribe in 2014, Cordalis worked for the Native American Rights Fund and Berkey Williams LLP on a wide range of Indian law issues. Amy is a daughter, mother, wife, and fisherwoman.

Daniel Cordalis is a member of the Navajo Nation and a practicing attorney in natural resources and Indian law. Cordalis clerked for the Colorado Supreme Court and the Native American Rights Fund, and worked for the National Congress of American Indians in Washington, D.C., and as an associate attorney for the Denver Earthjustice office. He received an undergraduate in geology from Rice University, a master's in geography from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and his JD from the University of Colorado. He has two wonderful little boys and a wonderful wife.

The Sustainable Futures Speaker Series is presented by the Environment & Community Graduate Program and the Schatz Energy Research Center.

The presentation will take place Thursday, October 5, at 5:30 p.m. in Founders Hall 118.

Humboldt State University