Rosalyn is an award winning Indigenous writer and ethnobotanist with a BA in physics and PhD in environmental history.
Rosalyn regularly speaks on the topics of Indigenous traditional ecological knowledge, Indigenous languages, Indigenous activism, Indigenous research methods, environmental history, and the nexus of natural science and Indigenous religious practices.
Speaking Engagements 2018-2019 (Select)
“Teaching and Learning as Activism: A Conversation,” with Abaki Beck, Teaching and Learning Conference, University of Wisconsin, Madison, April 12, 2019. Invited Keynote. (Scheduled).
“International Year of Indigenous Languages,” Implementing the U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in the United States, University of Colorado Law School and Native American Rights Fund, Boulder, CO, March 14-15, 2019. (Scheduled)
“Blackfeet Traditional Foods and Food Sovereignty,” Climate Change and Food Security, Kainai Ecosystems Protection Association, Stand Off, Alberta, February 2, 2019.
“Indigenous Languages and the Role of Universities,” Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, January 4-5, 2019.
"Indigenous Science, Storytelling and Smudging," Science Center, Brown University, Nov. 8, 2018.
“Museum Collections: Are they products of American Settler Colonialism?” A. Watson Armour III Research Seminar, The Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL, November 7, 2018.
“Why is Water Sacred to Native Americans?,” Minnesota Water Resources Conference, St. Paul, MN, October 17, 2018. Keynote.
“The Paradox of Water,” 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Forum, Augsburg University in collaboration with the Norwegian Nobel Institute, September 12-13, 2018.
“Piikani Plant Knowledge and Traditional Diet,” Roots of a Sovereign Nation, Rocky Mountain Tribal Food Sovereignty Summit, Billings, MT, August 28, 2018.