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“Confronting the Climate Crisis” + “Decolonization & Land Management”
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CONFRONTING THE CLIMATE CRISIS
The central role of Indigenous Peoples as frontline defenders against climate change
October 12th, 2020 marks 528 years since Columbus first arrived on the American continent and sparked half a millennium of genocide, denial of human rights, theft and desecration of sacred land, and destruction of the natural environment. This day has been reclaimed as Indigenous Peoples’ Day in the United States, raising awareness of the continued oppression of Native and Indigenous peoples in the continent, and celebrating their contributions to society and the world.
To celebrate US Indigenous Peoples’ Day in this webinar we have invited members of Indigenous Communities from around the world to talk about work as frontline defenders against climate change and the central importance of indigenous knowledge of land management in the fight to limit its effects.
This is the second webinar in our series ‘Building Back Better’ which looks forward to the world after the COVID-19 pandemic and asks what we need to do to create a more peaceful, just, and sustainable future.
DECOLONIZATION & LAND MANAGEMENT
A Talk with Sunny Dooley, Leatrice Lewis, Lovely Umayam, and Rebecca Irby
Join this spirited conversation about knowledge sharing with Indigenous and non-indigenous experts. We will be looking at ways of honoring the land & ourselves, the power of storytelling, and the importance of acknowledging non-Western stories and expertise.
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