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Earth Week: Ecology and Sovereignty: Native and Indigenous Perspectives Transcending Boundaries

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

John L. Tishman Auditorium, University Center 63 Fifth Avenue, Room U100, New York, NY 10003

Native and Indigenous communities across the country are leading a resistance movement focused on climate change, decolonization, and cultural appropriation. In celebration of Earth Week, the Tishman Environment and Design Center at The New School invites you to join Native and Indigenous artists, activists, and thought leaders underscoring the value of traditional ecological knowledge and the necessity of transcending the imposed boundaries of thought, borders, and mediums as we advance socially just approaches to environmental issues.



JoAnn Kay Chase

(Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation)

Former Director, American Indian Environmental Office, U.S. EPA & Visiting Scholar, Tishman Environment and Design Center, The New School

Gail Small

(Northern Cheyenne Tribe)

Director, Native Action & Professor of Native American Studies, Montana State University

Patrick Rogers

(Native Polynesian-Tahitian)

Senior Advisor for Native American Affairs, U.S. EPA Region 8

Jaskiran Dhillon

Assistant Professor of Global Studies and Anthropology, The New School

Cecilia Martinez

Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management, The New School

Maya Lazzaro

(Quechua Boliva)

Culture and Media student, The New School

Michelle DePass

Director and Tishman Professor of Environmental Policy and Management, Tishman Environment and Design Center, & Dean, Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy


With Performances By:

Martha Redbone

(Cherokee/Shawnee/Choctaw and African American descent)

Soni Moreno



This event is part of Earth Week at The New School, sponsored by the Tishman Environment and Design Center.


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