UW Faculty Auxiliary

February 7, 2024

“Decolonoscopy: Exploring My Role as a Tribal Ambassador Bridging Two Cultures” By Don Motanic, Board President for the Wisdom of the Elders, Inc.

Don is a 1978 UW graduate with a degree in Forestry Engineering.  He had a 42 year long career as a Forest Engineer and Forest Manager with the Bureau of Indian Affairs that included living and working with the Yakama Nation, and the Umatilla and Spokane Tribes.


He will talk about fostering successful collaborations between two cultures, each with contrasting economic and linguistic values.  He will also discuss the challenges and successes in bridging cultural differences facing his family and connections between tribes through the years.


You can read more about our speaker in the UWFA January 2024 newsletter.  The newsletter can be found on our website, washington.edu/uwfa


Watch your email for a Zoom link to the lecture.  The link will be sent on Monday, February 12.