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University of Oregon Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples Lecture

April 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The 2021 Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples Lecture will take place virtually on April 9, 2021, from 12:00 – 1:30 pm Pacific as part of the Environmental Justice Pathways Summit. We look forward to welcoming Environmental, Cultural and Human Rights Advocate Sheila Watt-Cloutier.  Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hnF8txTNSLORaxuDU–5LQ.


IMAGINING A WAY FORWARD. By creating a meaningful and accessible narrative of complex processes, Sheila will tie in the connections between Inuit history/culture, environmental degradation, human trauma/planet trauma as one, climate change and human rights for all humanity. She will also link the current pandemic to climate change and help guide us to re-imagine a way forward through personal transformation and spirited leadership. “The pandemic has given a pause, a time to reflect on new possibilities. It is a time to shift from apathy to empathy and see how we are all inter-connected. What happens in the Arctic affects us all.” 

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The event will also feature an opening blessing from Joseph Scott, Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, and Introductory Remarks from Don Sampson, Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians Climate Change Program Director. The event will also include two Tribal Student Respondents: Ryan Reed and Angela Noah, both students at the University of Oregon.


Zoom Online Meeting


University of Oregon