NEDTalks to feature James Rattling Leaf, Sr.

NEDTalks to feature James Rattling Leaf, Sr.







NOAA Environmental Data Talks - Speaker Series

Data, Diversity, and Disaster


For DataFest 2020, we’re exploring the interconnectivity of data collection, analysis, and cultural diversity with an expansive lineup of speakers during the fall. Please join us for talks on the interdisciplinary possibilities of NOAA data, which include the topics of environmental law, data sovereignty, epidemiology, and social justice. Overall, this event series will explore how a better understanding of diversity can lead researchers and responders to richer data that can save lives and preserve property during natural disasters. 

To see a presentation, join the Q&A session via Adobe Connect, click here and follow the prompts to "enter as a guest."

Mr. James Rattling Leaf, Sr.

September 18, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET
Consultant to Great Plains Tribal Water Alliance

James Rattling Leaf, Sr. is the coordinator of Climate Partnerships for the Great Plains Tribal Water Alliance and Principal, Rattling Leaf Consulting LLC in Black Hawk, South Dakota. A member of South Dakota's Rosebud Sioux tribe, James has served as a Visiting Collaborator, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology; Director, Geo-Spatial Applications Center, Sinte Gleska University; Board Member, Education Committee, American Geophysical Union (AGU); Fellow, International Indigenous Resource Management Institute, Denver; Cultural Advisory Board Member, Deep Underground Science and Engineering Lab; Board of Directors, South Dakota National Science Foundation EpSCOR; Member, NASA Space Grant Consortium EpSCOR Technical Advisory Committee; and Cultural Advisor, NOAA National Integrated Drought Information Systems (NIDIS). James received his B.A. in Lakota Studies from Sinte Gleska University (Rosebud Reservation, Mission, South Dakota).