AFS is Hosting an Indigenous Member Outreach Event
The American Fisheries Society is soliciting applications from tribal college students and young professionals to attend our Annual Meeting August 21-25 in Spokane, Washington. This opportunity will engage tribal college students and young professionals in a national fisheries conference where they can meet peers and other professionals, attend sponsored events, and learn more about how AFS can support them in their career in aquatic resources. The meeting program theme is “What Do Fish Mean To Us?” and features sessions on topics relevant to tribal fisheries professionals such as tribal aquaculture programs, incorporating traditional knowledge into fisheries management, and indigenous values towards fish, among others. In addition, we believe participation by tribal members will benefit all attendees by sharing tribal perspectives and experiences, as well as increasing awareness of tribal programs and expertise.
AFS will provide registration for all participants and will attempt to fund travel and lodging for as many participants as we can. Successful applicants will participate in networking and mentor pairing activities. Applicants are required to have an advisor’s OR supervisor’s signature indicating department knowledge/ endorsement for their application. If you have questions on the application, please review materials on the website or contact Ashely Berniche ([email protected]). Applications must be received by AFS on or before Friday, June 3, 2022.