Speaker Daniel Cordalis on Holding the Line: Perspectives from the Indigenous and conservation field

Part of the Fall 2023 ENVS Colloquium

Daniel Cordalis Flyer


3 to 4 p.m., Sept. 11, 2023

We are pleased to announce the first speaker for the Fall 2023 ENVS Colloquium: Daniel Cordalis! He will be presenting “Holding the Line: Perspectives from the Indigenous and conservation field.” on Monday, September 11 at 3pm in Marley 230 and on Zoom. All are welcome! 

Zoom Link:
Password: 057416

Please find more information about Daniel and ENVS Colloquium below. If you have any questions, please reach out to Dr. Joe Hoover.

Speaker Bio
Daniel Cordalis is a member of the Navajo Nation who grew up within the four sacred mountains in Southwest Colorado. Daniel is an attorney who has nearly two decades of experience working with Tribes to protect their water, natural, and cultural resources through litigation, resource negotiations, land acquisition, and tribal governance and land management initiatives. He currently works both at the Colorado River Sustainability Campaign as a Tribal Partnership Manager and at the Ridges to Riffles Indigenous Conservation Group, an Indigenous-led law and policy organization he founded. Daniel has served in an appointed role within the Department of Interior Office of the Solicitor, worked as a solo practitioner, as an attorney at Earthjustice, and as a legislative associate for the National Congress of American Indians in Washington, D.C. Daniel is grateful for his time as a clerk for the late Justice Greg Hobbs in the Colorado Supreme Court, as a clerk with the Native American Rights Fund, and a research assistant for the late Charles Wilkinson. Prior to working on policy issues, Daniel obtained a Master’s degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder, studying alpine hydrology; a way to combine his background and interests in physical science and spending as much time as possible recreating and learning in the mountains. With Amy, Daniel is raising three boys who will embrace the world from the mountain and desert ridges to the river riffles their families have lived with since the beginning of time.
Find the full ENVS Colloquium schedule here.
This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Environmental Science, the Center for Climate Adaptation Science and Solutions and the Water Resources Research Center.