Published On: Fri, Nov 8th, 2013

Indian Timber Symposium request for abstracts

The Intertribal Timber Council, established in 1976, is a non-profit, nationwide consortium of Indian tribes, Alaska Native corporations, and individuals dedicated to improving the management of natural resources of importance to Native American communities.  The ITC works cooperatively with the BIA, private industry, and academia to explore issues and identify practical strategies and initiatives to promote social, economic and ecological values while protecting and utilizing forests, soil, water, and wildlife.  Over 60 tribes and Alaska Native corporations belong to the ITC. 

The 38th Annual National Indian Timber Symposium is scheduled for June 23-26, 2014 at the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort in Worley, ID.  One of the primary purposes of the ITC is to encourage the training and development of the next generation of Indian National Resource professionals.  In line with these goals, tribal graduate and undergraduate students are welcomed to submit their original research for presentation to the audience at the symposium.

All ITC scholarship applicants and former recipients are strongly encouraged to bring a research poster with you to the conference.  A panel of 3-4 students will be invited to present their research during the general session on June 24.  Posters will be judged throughout the symposium with designated time slots for individual presentations.  Individual time slots will be assigned to each scholar at check-in.

Upon check-in, the ITC scholars will be required to mount their posters on June 23 prior to the opening night reception for display throughout the symposium.  A small monetary award will be given to the top presenters at the Annual Awards Banquet.

Interested scholars should submit: his or her abstract with presenter’s name, Institution, tribal affiliation, address, phone and email.  The deadline for submission is Dec. 6, 2013.  Email abstract submissions to Laurel James at

– ITC