The International Symposium on Indigenous Communities and Climate Change

Thu, Dec 6, 2018, 7:00 pm to Fri, Dec 7, 2018, 5:00 pm
Audience: 
Open to the public
Sponsor(s): 
Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI)
The Humanities Council Fund for Canadian Studies, Program in Journalism

December 6
7:00pm-9:00pm Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ

December 7
9:00am-5:00pm
Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, 20 Prospect Avenue, Princeton, NJ

The International Symposium on Indigenous Communities and Climate Change brings together activists, journalists, and scholars to discuss impacts on indigenous communities from the changing climate. Throughout New Jersey people live on land that was that of the Lenni-Lenape people. Local high school students 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. The conference is organized by Princeton Canadian Studies and the Program in Journalism.

For information about the Being Human festival event in Princeton, please contact Sara Brooks, sbrooks@princeton.edu, 609-258-3898.

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The symposium addresses:

  • Effects of climate change (global warming) on Indigenous communities in Canada, the U.S., and Russia
  • Indigenous reporting on climate change and environment-related conflicts and issues
  • 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
  • Impacts of the Canadian Truth and Reconciliation Commission

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