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International Symposium on Indigenous Communities and Climate Change

Organized by Simon Morrison, Director of the Fund for Canadian Studies, and Candis Callison, Pathy Distinguished Visitor in Canadian Studies

December 6, 2018 · Princeton Public Library and Betts Auditorium

Canadian Studies, Program in Journalism, Princeton Environmental Institute

This international two-day symposium featuring eminent indigenous scholars, journalists, and activists addresses the effects of climate change (global warming) on Indigenous communities in Canada, the U.S., and Russia. Among the topics to be considered are Indigenous reporting on climate change and environment-related conflicts and issues; the emergence of Indigenous media and social movements; Indigenous knowledge systems and frameworks for justice and sustainable development; forced removal from land, intergenerational trauma, and legacies of the residential school systems; territorial disputes, community well being, and food sovereignty; plus impacts of the Canadian Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Thursday, Dec. 6 at 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM at the Princeton Public Library: Candis Callison (University of British Columbia, Pathy Distinguished Visitor in Canadian Studies), Deborah McGregor (York University), Tanya Talaga (Journalist), and Kyle Whyte (Michigan State) are in conversation about Indigenous Communities and Climate Change.


Friday, Dec. 7 at 8:30 AM– 6:45 PM in Betts Auditorium: High school students from the Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart who have drafted a recognition of Lenni-Lenape history and home on this land will lead a session discussing their recognition text and participate in the wider conference discussion.


For registration and schedule, visit: ISICCC


Part of the Being Human Festival 2018 organized by the Humanities Council

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