American Wetlands Month Webinar: The Importance of Wetlands to Tribal Communities


In celebration of American Wetlands Month, please join us for a webinar highlighting the cultural importance of wetlands to Tribal communities. Wetlands and other water resources provide Tribes with healthy, traditional foods; plants used for medicinal, healing, and ceremonial purposes; reeds and grasses for weaving baskets and textiles; and fish and other wildlife. During the webinar, three tribal representatives from across the U.S. will share their stories about the cultural importance of wetlands. Presentations will address tribal uses of wetlands, wetland mapping data and assessment efforts, as well as efforts to protect and restore these valuable resources. 

Registration is FREE for all attendants. Click here to register. 

MODERATOR: DJ Monette, Associate Native American Liaison Advisor, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters


  • Nathan Dexter, Native American Liaison, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Columbia - Pacific Northwest Region
  • Roger LaBine, Water Resource Technician, Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians
  • Jessica Lewis, Environmental Scientist, Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians


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