Grace will cover how her research work has evolved from studying the impacts of natural resource development to building capacity in tribal communities. Grace’s continued research work includes assessing how impacted communities may strengthen their authority to govern and protect their waterways. Her research framework stresses that effective sovereignty is tied to overall resource management.
About Grace Bulltail
Grace Bulltail is originally from Montana. She is a member of the Crow Tribe and a descendant of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Tribes of Fort Berthold, North Dakota. Grace is currently an assistant professor in the Nelson Institute for environmental studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Grace completed a doctoral program in the Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering at Cornell University. Grace’s research interests include water resource management, water policy, tribal sovereignty, and watershed impacts from natural resource development.
Grace is currently a member of American Indian Science and Engineering Society board of directors and is a professional engineer licensed in California.