Joseph Dupris

Joseph Dupris

Assistant Professor of Linguistic and Ethnic Studies, University of Colorado Boulder

he/him

Winter 2021

Joseph Dupris (he/him) is a citizen of the Klamath Tribes (Klamath, Modoc, and Yahooskin Paiute) from Chiloquin, Oregon. For seven years he has worked with tribal communities in Alaska, Arizona, Oregon and Colorado to support language keepers and traditional ecological knowledge holders revitalize traditional practices.  Most recently he has provided accessible maqlaqsyals (Klamath-Modoc) language programming in his hometown and reservation using methods that have been helpful for tribal members who are hard of hearing, have survived traumatic brain injuries, or elderly.

Joseph is a certified Wilderness First Responder and Visiting Assistant Professor of Linguistics and Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder. His passion is providing community members with the tools to facilitate healthy relations with land and water through culturally grounded activities.  Sometimes this means critical reflections on how tribal land practices – including medicine, religion, and science – have been historically curtailed and/or outlawed. Every time it means coalition-building and envisioning plans for the community-based protection of our homelands.

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