Marie Schaefer is a Research Assistant for the Sustainable Development Institute and is in the cultural anthropology PhD program at Michigan State University. She received her Bachelor of Science in Anthropology from Eastern Michigan University, a Masters of Arts in Applied Anthropology from Northern Arizona University and is an Anishinaabe from Michigan. Marie has had the opportunity to work for tribes in Arizona and Michigan. Her work focuses on traditional or indigenous knowledges revitalization especially manoomin (wild rice) revitalization as well as bridging indigenous knowledges and scientific knowledge using community-based participatory approaches. She is interested in how this collaboration between knowledge systems can contribute to sustainable futures for indigenous and non-indigenous peoples.