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Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples Lecture

Wednesday, May 9th
6:30pm in the Many Nations Longhouse
Featuring Dr. Karletta Chief and Dr. Margaret Hiza-Redsteer
Introduction by Dr. Kyle Powys Whyte

More details available here.


Thursday, May 10th

9:30am: Welcome & Introductions
Browsing Room, Knight Library

10am-12pm: Panel 1 – Equity, Diversity, Inclusion (EDI) Practioner Perspectives on Public Lands
Speakers: Ava Holliday, Courtney Rae, Aparna Rajagopal-Durbin, Alaí Reyes-Santos, Shandra Terry, Brenna White
Browsing Room, Knight Library
Chair/Moderator: Nate Otjen

2pm-4pm: Panel 2 – Historical Perspectives on Race, Environmental Justice, and Public Lands
Speakers: April Anson, “‘The President Just Stole Your Land’: Environmental-as-Settler Apocalypse”; Sara Fingal, “Community Leadership Through Coastal Environmental Education,” Karen Inouye, Laura Pulido, “Public Lands, Transition Narratives, and Decolonization”; Sarah Wald, “National Parks as Latinx Futures in American Latino Expedition”; Jordan Wyant
Browsing Room, Knight Library
Chair/Moderator: Sara Worl

7:30pm: Kyle Powys Whyte, Keynote speaker, “Ironic Storytelling for Public Lands: Indigenizing Justice and Coalition-Building”
[Doors Open 6:30pm]
Associate Professor of Philosophy and Community Sustainability and an internationally known Indigenous philosopher, Professor Whyte will offer a public lecture on the relationship of global climate change to land use, ownership, and indigenous histories of dispossession.
Introduction by Kathy Lynn
Straub 156


Friday, May 11th

9:00-10:10am: Decolonizing Public Lands, part 1 (Panel 3)
Speakers:  Myra Johnson Orange, Clara Gorman,Kevin Hatfield, Jennifer O’Neal
Chair/Moderator: Kathy Lynn
Lawrence 177

10:10am-10:30am: Coffee Reception hosted by the Coalition Against Environmental Racism (CAER)
Lawrence 177

10:30am-12pm: Decolonizing Public Lands, part 2 (Panel 4)
Speakers:  Anna Brady, Ciara Greene,  Kari Norgaard, Ron Reed
Chair/Moderator: Kathy Lynn
Lawrence 177

2:00-4:00pm: Labor as Public Lands Environmental Justice Issue (Panel 5)
Speakers: Steve Beda, Nick Goulette, Emily Green, Jordan Katcher, Cassandra Moseley
Chair/Moderator: Nikki Cox
Lawrence 177

7:30pm: Carolyn Finney, Keynote speaker, “10,000 Recollections: Race, Place, and the Possibility of Us.”
[Doors Open 6:30pm]
Writer, performer, and cultural geographer Carolyn Finney is the author of Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors. Along with public speaking, writing and consulting, she serves on the U.S. National Parks Advisory Board that is working to assist the National Park Service in engaging in relations of reciprocity with diverse communities.
Introduction by Sarah Wald
Straub 156

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