Pine Tree Lecture at Trent University to Feature Mohawk Council Environmental Science Officer


Community invited to free presentation

Wednesday, April 13, 2011, Peterborough

The Indigenous Studies Department at Trent University will welcome Mr. F. Henry Lickers, an environmental science officer from the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne, to deliver the Pine Tree Lecture on Thursday, April 14, 2011, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the Gathering Space at the First Peoples House of Learning.

A Turtle Clan member of the Seneca Nation, Mr. Lickers has been with the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne, Department of the Environment for over thirty years. He has been the principal investigator on key projects including the Effects on Aboriginals from the Great Lakes Environment (EAGLE) Project, the Naturalized Knowledge Systems Project, and the First Nations Community Health Indicators Project. He has been instrumental in incorporating First Nations people and knowledge into environmental planning and decision making.

Throughout his career, Mr. Lickers has worked to address local, national, and international environmental issues with organizations including The International Joint Commission, The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada, the Science and Technology Advisory Council to Environment Canada, and the Chiefs of Ontario.

In 2006, Mr. Lickers was honoured with a lifetime achievement award by the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne Environment Program for his 30 years of work with the Haudenosaunee Environmental Task Force. In 2008, he was awarded the Sanford Fleming Medal by the Royal Canadian Institute for the Advancement of Science, for his outstanding contributions to the public understanding of science.

All are welcome to attend this free event. Refreshments will be served. Peter Gzowski College in the First Peoples House of Learning is located on the east bank of Trent University’s Symons campus at 2510 Pioneer Road.


For further information, please contact: Joanne Argue, director of the First Peoples House of Learning 705-748-1011, ext. 7612,