Engage Tribes to hold Wisconsin accountable to Clean Water Act by legally and technically assisting a collaboration that assesses and addresses Tribes’ risks from the State’s regulatory failures.
Jacklyn is the right person for the project because:
• Her former position as Environmental Technician with the Big Pine Paiute Tribe Environmental Department exposed her to underrepresented Tribal perspectives and the environmental degradation of her own traditional lands from water extraction.
• She has expertise evaluating legal history and traditional knowledge.
• Though her legal education expanded her interests into broader Tribal needs for representation, her focus remains on water.
In the first six months, Jacklyn will:
• Research the foundational relationships established between involved parties. Focusing on whether and how the various Tribes are affected by water quality degradation.
• Network with local Tribes and their various departments to start building rapport. The purpose is to better understand varying Tribal needs, capacities and water quality impacts.
• Work with the Tribes to identify any potential consultation deficiencies between State and/or Federal agencies and Tribal communities.
• Establish advisory committee and utilize Tribal meetings and corresponding research to finalize members that will help guide this project.