Teaching Fellow, Tribal Resources and Sovereignty Clinic, MF Candidate 2023
Yale School of the Environment
Joshua Friedlein (he/him) is an enrolled citizen of the ᏣᎳᎩᎯ ᎠᏰᎵ (Cherokee Nation), and a Master of Forestry candidate at the Yale School of the Environment. Joshua is studying wildfire mitigation, transboundary land management, and indigenous land stewardship through an anticolonial and decolonized framework. At YCEJ, Joshua is working to create lasting partnerships between YSE and Tribal Nations and intertribal organizations. He is also working to facilitate shared stewardship of the Yale Forests in Connecticut, Vermont, and New Hampshire with the original caretakers and inhabitants of those lands. Joshua is an avid researcher, reader, and hiker. He feels most at home in the coniferous forests of the Pacific Northwest but has grown to appreciate New England.
Joshua holds a B.S. in History from Portland State University. His thesis analyzed the persuasion campaigns used by conservation organizations during the legislative campaign for Redwood National Park between 1964 and 1968. He is also jointly completing a Master of Public Administration at Portland State University. Joshua was born and raised in Oregon, on lands ceded by tribes now comprising the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde, the Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw, the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians, and the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians.