Haskell Broadcasts Environmental ProgramMay 15th, 1996 | By tcj | Category: 8-1: Governance, Tribal College News
The first satellite program broadcast from the campus of Haskell Indian Nations University focused on water quality issues throughout reservations and American Indian communities. “An Environmental Legacy for our Grandchildren” featured a discussion by a panel of four Native American environmental professionals.
Panelists discussed environmental issues facing seven different tribes. Representatives from those locations joined the program via telephone links to provide additional information, and distant locations were encouraged to downlink the program. It was sponsored by the Haskell Environmental Research Studies Center (HERS) and the Native American and Other Minority Institutions (NAOMI) Seminar Program.
HERS was established on the Haskell campus in 1994 with a grant received by the Hazardous Substance Research Center at Kansas State University from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. It was designed to involve faculty from Native American colleges in long term and short term research related to key hazardous substance problems on Indian lands. The HERS staff disseminates information on hazardous substances through training programs and the media to American Indian people. HERS is also collaborating with a major engineering firm, Stone and Webster, on a $6 million remediation contract. For more information about HERS or the program, call HERS at 913 749-8498.