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May 2021

Keynote Address: Indigenous Knowledge and Climate Justice in a Pandemic-Prone World
Dina Gilio-Whitaker

May 14, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

REGISTER NOW Five hundred years of the colonial remaking of landscapes of most of the world’s continents have ravaged the planet in monumental ways. Empire-building has clearly benefitted people of Europe’s imperial projects while bringing catastrophic change to indigenous populations. The fallout of imperialism and all its attendant technologies has brought humankind to an existential crisis, with climate change and now pandemics as interlinked threats. This talk will bring together these issues, highlighting the wisdom contained in Indigenous knowledge systems as a way to imagine a sustainable human future. Dina Gilio-Whitaker (Colville Confederated Tribes) is a lecturer of American Indian Studies at California State University San Marcos, and an independent educator in American Indian environmental policy and other issues. At CSUSM she teaches courses on environmentalism and American Indians, traditional ecological knowledge, religion and philosophy, Native women’s activism, American Indians

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Discussion: Indigenous Responses to Climate Injustice and Pandemics in India and Amazonia
Oswando Nenquimo, Marisol Rodríguez Pérez, Vanessa Teteye, Bah (Mr.) Donnie Kharumnuid, Bah Brodar Lyngdoh Marshillong, Bah Boss Marthong

May 28, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

REGISTER NOW This webinar will feature presentations about the connections between climate justice, oil & uranium extractivism and responses to COVID-19 based on Indigenous territorial knowledges. First, Oswando Nenquimo, a Waorani leader from the Ecuadorian Amazon, will tells us about the importance of the Amazon Rainforest and the role of Indigenous organizations that he is part of: Alianza Ceibo and CONCONAWEP. He will emphasize on the challenges that oil extraction has posed for Indigenous peoples in the Northern Ecuadorian Amazon and their resistance towards it. Finally, he tells us about the impacts of COVID-19 and how the Waorani nation has coordinated actions and revived Indigenous knowledges to respond to the pandemic. The collective Sacha Samay, to which Marisol Rodriguez Perez belongs, will discuss how plants are beings of power, they provide strength and energy, and teach us that health is

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