Managing Water Resources and Water Quality: A Tribal Perspective

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Grace presents her doctoral research work and discusses professional engineering experiences that have influenced her research interests. Grace’s research work has focused on water quality impacts associated with natural resources extraction in tribal communities. In addition, her research work examines how land use, water rights, and federal trust status frame tribal water resource management regimes. Grace served as the lead engineer on behalf of the Crow Tribe, working on water resource projects associated with the tribe’s historic water rights settlement. Grace has also served as an engineering instructor at United Tribes Technical College.

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Grace BullTail is a doctoral candidate in Biological & Environmental Engineering at Cornell University. Grace received a Master of Science degree in project engineering management from Montana Tech as a Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership fellow. She is a member of the Crow Tribe of Montana and descendant of the Three Affiliated Tribes of Fort Berthold, North Dakota.