Canadian Studies Announces International Symposium on Indigenous Communities and Climate Change

November 19, 2018

This two-day international symposium featuring eminent indigenous scholars and journalists addresses the effects of climate change on Indigenous communities in Canada, the U.S., and Russia. Among the topics to be considered are Indigenous knowledge systems and frameworks for justice and sustainable development; Indigenous reporting on climate change and environment-related conflicts and issues; the emergence of Indigenous media and social movements; 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: Tanya Talaga (Journalist and Author, All My Relations), Candis Callison (University of British Columbia, Pathy Distinguished Visitor in Canadian Studies), Deborah McGregor (York University), and Kyle Powys Whyte (Michigan State) are in conversation about Indigenous Communities and Climate Change.

Friday, Dec. 7 at 8:30 pm – 6:45 pm in Betts Auditorium: Kyle Powys Whyte (Michigan State), Mark Trahant (Editor, Indian Country Today), Jenni Monet (Journalist), Olga Ulturgasheva (University of Manchester), Jodi Rave Spotted Bear (Indigenous Media Freedom Alliance), Rick Harp (Media Indigena), Deborah McGregor (York University), Tanya Talaga (Journalist and Author), and Candis Callison (University of British Columbia, Pathy Distinguished Visitor in Canadian Studies) will be speaking.

Rev. Dr. J. R. Norwood from the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation will begin the event with a welcome to Lenni-Lenape territory. High school students from the Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart will also present their acknowledgement of Lenni-Lenape presence and participate in the wider conference discussion.

Watch Friday’s talks live from 9:00 am on

For registration and schedule, visit the ISICCC website.

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

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