SPEAKING:

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"Brook is a compelling and eloquent speaker who can speak to a number of important issues, including those that impact communities that she is a part of. Brook is an inspiring figure to many, and yet she is very approachable in her tone. Brook has the ability to speak directly to a subject and relay her opinion on challenges in an honest and professional manner, helping inspire an audience to action. I recommend reaching out to Brook as a knowledgeable speaker and inspiration to both individuals and communities alike."

- Serena Dressel, Coordinator of Portland State University Student Sustainability Center

"Brook is organized, diligent, and passionate about building a better future for her community and all future generations. She is an incredible public speaker who engages the crowd even when explaining complex details. Working with Brook is always a pleasure!"

- Allie Rosenbluth, Campaigns Director, Rouge Climate

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"We were so grateful to have had Brook join us as a keynote for our Future Innovators event. Her message resonated with our audience of young adults and seasoned professionals and she has a way of connecting her personal experience with her professional expertise that is deeply moving. Brook was great to work with and we hope to have the chance to welcome her back for future events!"
- Dr. Tong Zhang, Executive Director, Oregon MESA

“Brook brought a fantastic breadth of perspective to a discussion on climate change and climate justice --peeling back the curtain on much of the prevailing accepted wisdoms and mainstream approaches to climate change education and mobilization. With razor-sharp focus on the intersectional issues related to climate and social justice, a strong historical grounding in how policy happens, and a  rich lens on indigenous, traditional ecological knowledge, Brook --with an engineer's rigor and an activist's fire and passion--delivered to her audience fresh tools to think about agency around climate action.”
Tim DuRoche, Director of Programs, WorldOregon

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TOPICS I SPEAK ON:

  • TRADITIONAL ECOLOGICAL KNOWLEDGE

  • ACADEMIC SUCCESS 

  • ACTIVISM

  • CLIMATE CHANGE

  • LEARNING DISABILITIES

  • PUBLIC POLICY AND NATIVE AMERICANS

  • FOREIGN POLICY AND INDIGINAITY 

  • PUBLIC POLICY AND WATER RIGHTS

  • MURDERED AND MISSING INDIGENOUS WOMEN AND CHILDREN

  • ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE

  • INFRASTRUCTURE (BUILT ENVIRONMENT) AND ITS EFFECTS ON PEOPLE AND THE ENVIRONMENT

  • SALMON

  • NATIVE MISREPRESENTATION (i.e. MASCOTS, MEDIA, AND FASHION)

  • MORE... (feel free to ask, otherwise, I will recommend another speaker I think would be more knowledgable). 

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PAST PRESENTATIONS & LECTURES:

Green Focus Youth Program, Speaker

California Center for Civic Participation

Zoom, March 26, 2022

Local Native in Higher Education STEM, Speaker

The Arcata High School Native American Club

Zoom, February 10, 2022

Fireside Chat: Key Foreign Policy Topics on Climate Change, Speaker

WorldOregon 

Zoom, February 25, 2022

STEM Speaker Series, Speaker

Humbolt State Poly, INSPIRE (Indian Natural Resources Science & Engineering Program)

Zoom, February 09, 2022

"Discover Brook’s experience as a Native woman in STEM and how Indigenous values push to redefine water policy, infrastructure engineering, and leadership."

Working towards a Green Post Pandemic Recovery, Panelist 

IgniteDigital Conference

Zoom, November 28, 2021

"This session would aim to address questions such as what should a green recovery look like, what does climate justice mean, what are the barriers facing us – and how can we overcome them, what are the key actions for achieving a green recovery, how do we build sustainable infrastructure, and how can the green recovery be financed."

Climate Action Talks: PNW Environmental Justice, Speaker

Portland General Electric, American Lung Association 

Zoom, October 28, 2021

Harvesting Health: Native Youth Summit, Host

[Several Organizers: Save California Salmon, United Indian Health Services, Yurok Tribe, and More]

Keynote Speaker: Dallas Goldtooth

Zoom, October 23, 2021

Indigenous Perspectives on Water Infrastructure and Management, Speaker

California Environmental Water Network

October 26, 2021

Salmon, Social Justice & Dam Removal: Indigenous Water Governance and Self-Determination on the Klamath River, Co-Lecturer

Stanford Law School (Environmental Justice Workshop)

Stanford CA, September 30, 2021

Sheltering Inspiration, Speaker

Heyday and News from Native California 

Zoom, June 10, 2021

Indigenous Brilliance: Kinship & Culture in STEM, Panelist 

Portland State University, Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP)

Zoom, May 26, 2021

California Salmon and Dams, Lecturer

Urban School of San Francisco

Zoom, May 27, 2021

Coalition Against Environmental Racism (CAER): Environmental Racism by Water Infrastructure, Speaker

The University of Oregon

Hopin, May 22, 2021

View Video Recording Here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1T7u2b_MlKUEeO6-cfOHu74jpbveLTEOb/view?usp=sharing

2021 Oregon MESA Future Innovators Celebration, Keynote & Panelist

Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement (MESA)

Online, May 20, 2021

Climate Woke! Earth Day Event: Undam the Klamath, Panelist

Cal Poly Pomona

Zoom, April 22, 2021

MMIWG Social Plunge, Keynote

The University of Dayton Ohio

Zoom, March 22, 2021

Silencing of Celilo Falls but Not the People, Speaker

Portland, OR, March 10, 2021

PSU Civil Engineering Capstone Alumni Panel, Panelist

Portland State University, Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science

Zoom, January 12, 2021

 

Climate Justice Teach-In, Speaker/ Panelist

Madison High School (Portland, OR)

Zoom, December 15, 2020

Indigenous Climate Leadership workshop, Speaker

PDX Youth Climate Summit

Zoom, December 12, 2020

Traditional knowledge in STEM fields, Assistant Host

United National Indian Tribal Youth (UNITY)

Zoom, October 27, 2020

Representing Indigeneity in Social Media, Panelist

The University of Dayton Ohio, Native Peoples of the Americas Colloquium

Zoom, October 20, 2020

College Scholarship Application Workshop: Going to School Debt Free, Speaker

AISES Nationals: Session

Zoom, October 17, 2020

Combined Systems: The Effect of PV Panels on Eco Roof Soil Moisture Content, Speaker

AISES Nationals: Undergraduate Research

Zoom, October 16, 2020

Supporting Graduate Student Mental Health and Wellbeing, Panelist

Council of Graduate Schools

Zoom, October 15, 2020

Indigenous Peoples Day - Youth Activism: Monuments & Mascots, Panelist

Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian 

Zoom, October 12, 2020

Not Your Mascot: Understanding Modern Indigenous Realities, Speaker

NEXUS

Zoom, June 10, 2020

Indigenous Land & Water Protectors Webinar, Speaker

Zoom, May 28, 2020

Cheyenne River Reservation High School AISES Student Leader Night, Panelist

American Indian Science & Engineering Society

Zoom, May 14th, 2020

Class Panel on Civic Engagement, Collaboration, Consciousness of Self, Panelist

PSU Leadership Fellows within the Student Sustainability Center

Zoom, May 7, 2020

Chase Bank Takeover: No Jordan Cove, Speaker

350 PDX

Zoom, April 27, 2020

AISES 2020 National Conference Closing Ceremony, Student Speaker

American Indian Science & Engineering Society

Wisconsin Center, Milwaukee, WI, October 12, 2019

Jordan Cove LNG Conversation with Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, Speaker

Rouge River Climate

Oregon Capitol Building, Salem, OR, June 11, 2019

Teachers, Family, and Community Against Racism in Portland Public Schools, Speaker

Portland, OR, May 8, 2019

 

Models of Indigenous Self Determination, Panelist 

NEXUS USA Summit

March 8, 2019

Diversity Panel and Q&A Session, Panelist

Semester at Sea

December 9, 2018

No Jordan-Cove Liquified Natural Gas Pipeline Rally, Opening Speaker

Rouge River Climate

Medford, OR, August 16, 2018

Indigenous Movements and Activism Panel, Panelist

United States Agricultural Department (USDA) Hunger Fellows

Washington, DC, May 11, 2018

Water is Life Discussion on the Oregon LNG Pipeline, Panelist

The Climate Action Team, December 16, 2017

“Salmon and Social Justice on the Klamath,” Guest Lecturer

Salmon & Social Justice Senior Capstone

Portland State University, December 23, 2017

“Native American Misconceptions, Facts, and Water Rights,” Keynote Speaker

City of Portland, October 5, 2017

Women of Color Speak Out, Opening Speaker

The Climate Action Team

Portland State Univerity, December 16, 2017

Pacific North West Stands with Standing Rock, Speaker

Portland, OR, January 28, 2017

Indigenous Peoples Day: Standing with Standing Rock, Panelist

Portland State Native American Student Community Center

Portland, OR, October 10, 2016

 

“Salmon and Social Justice on the Klamath,” Guest Lecturer

Salmon & Social Justice Senior Capstone

Portland State University, December 2016

 

Portland State Environmental Club, Speaker

Portland State University, April 9, 2016

MLK Day Tribute, speaker

The Portland Public Schools Bill of Rights for Students of Color

Highland Center, Portland, January 18, 2016

College Success as a Person of Color & Franklin Alumni, Guest Speaker & Panelist

Franklin High School, Spring 2014, 2015, 2016

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