In 2012, the University of Oregon hosted a student-focused symposium on indigenous peoples and climate change, which sparked great interest among students, faculty and community members. On April 10, 2013, the University will build on the interest sparked last year with the second annual Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples keynote lecture in the Many Nations Longhouse at 6:30 pm. This lecture is part of the University of Oregon Climate Change Research Symposium, which will take place on April 10, 2013 from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. All events are free and open to the public.
- Dr. Frank Kanawha Lake, Research Ecologist, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station
- Kyle Powys Whyte, Michigan State University
Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Location: Many Nations Longhouse, University of Oregon
Time: 6:30 pm
About the Keynote Presentation: Indigenous people are disproportionately affected by climate change and natural disasters, yet they are often marginalized from policy and academic discussions. Moreover, discussion of indigenous people and climate change opens up much broader discussion about environmental epistemologies across diverse cultures, as well as environmental management, race and class dynamics, and the intersection of local, national, and global issues.
Sponsors: This event is co-sponsored by the UO Robert D. Clark Honors College, the UO Environmental Studies Program, the UO Americas in a Globalized World Initiative, the UO Climate Change Research Group and other departments and groups on campus. The lecture is also part of the Tribal Climate Change Project, a collaborative project between the UO Environmental Studies Program and the USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station.
For more information, contact: Kathy Lynn, UO Environmental Studies Program (541-346-5777, firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mark Carey, UO Clark Honors College (541-346-8077, email@example.com).