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Emerging Leaders

Ecotrust is committed to supporting the next generation of indigenous leaders in their pursuit to strengthen their capacity to preserve and protect their tribal and natural legacies. As such, we provide scholarships to undergraduate and graduate native students, helping them access opportunities for higher education through our Emerging Leaders project.

Since 2006, we have provided $215,000 in scholarships to over 100 native students studying natural resource management, environmental law, public health, planning, economic development, and social sciences. These students will be able to bring their knowledge back home to further develop and rebuild native economies, steward the natural environment, and celebrate their rich, historic cultures.

Our Work

Indigenous Leadership Award and Council

Emerging Leaders


Indigenous Leadership Award title

Nominations for the 2014 Indigenous Leadership Award are now being accepted. Click here for more information.


Learn More

Remembering Celilo
Oregon Historical Quarterly
Winter 2007 (356kb pdf)

United States Respects Indian Tribes' Right to Self-Determination

Just Transactions, Just Transitions
A strategy for social, ecological and economic renewal (99kb pdf)

Natural Sense: Kitlope Ecosystem, British Columbia
A reconnection of culture and territory

On Native Languages
Diversity and loss

The Koeye Lodge Repatriation Celebration for a land returned

Patterns of Reliable Prosperity: Cultural Preservation

Recalling Celilo by Elizabeth Woody


Astrid Scholz
tel: 503.467.0758
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Jason Pretty Boy
Indigenous Resilience Fellow
tel: 503.467-0803


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