Forever Maryland is excited to announce our next webinar with Francis Gray, Piscataway Conoy Tribe, Conservation and American Indians:  Renewing a Relationship at the Core of the Conservation Movement

Francis is the Tribal Chair of the Piscataway Conoy Tribe, which includes a membership of about 3,000 enrolled tribal members primarily in southern Maryland. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland College Park with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering. Francis Gray has served on the tribal council since 2012 and has been working diligently to build a solid and sustainable cultural foundation on which to build tribal heritage for future generations.

This webinar will call for a renewal of active and intentional collaboration and partnership between conservation organizations and indigenous communities to protect land and natural resources, and to achieve conservation goals that meet the needs of nature and the needs of indigenous communities. Traditions and practices from American Indian cultures can be found at the very root of the conservation movement in North America, but like many minority communities, American Indians have historically been excluded from environmental conservation. Recent success stories from around the world offer learning opportunities for how to pursue collaborative conservation, leveraging the rich knowledge and cultural traditions of American Indian tribes with the environmental and real estate expertise of conservation groups.

During this webinar attendees will be able to ask real time questions. For more information click here.