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Around the world, indigenous communities and movements are revitalizing indigenous knowledge and ways of organizing to defend lands, restore communal self-determination, and protect Mother Earth as they confront (neo)colonial, patriarchal, capitalist and state projects that undermine indigenous territories and drive Anthropocene crises like climate change and biodiversity loss.
Two events will be held; the first on April 22nd and the second on April 23rd.
This second event is a roundtable discussion that seeks to foster critical reflection on the responsibility of academia in relation to the front-line communities and movements directly confronting the drivers and agents of our planetary crisis.
These conversations will be held during Earth Week and parallel to the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.
Roundtable speakers include:
Manari Ushigua Santi, Akameno (authority), traditional healer and leader of the Sapara Nation of the Ecuadorian Amazon, and Eduardo Kohn, Associate Professor of Anthropology at McGill University, specializing in the indigenous knowledges of Quichua (Quechua) speaking Runa of Ecuador’s Upper Amazon
Ronald Suárez Maynas, president of the Shipibo Conibo Xetebo Council of the Peruvian Amazon and Abou Farman, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, The New School for Social Research
Mindahi Crescencio Bastida Muñoz, Director of the Original Caretakers Program (Center for Earth Ethics), Coordinator of the Otomi-Hñahñu Regional Council, Mexico and steering committee member of the Indigenous Peoples’ Biocultural Climate Change Assessment Initiative and Geraldine Ann Patrick Encina, Scholar in Residence for the Center for Earth Ethics and Professor of Ethnoecology, New York
Suzanne Benally (Dine’), Executive Director of Cultural Survival and Jaskiran Dhillon, Associate Professor of Global Studies, The New School
Roundtable will be moderated by Abigail Perez Aguilera, Part-time faculty in Global Studies, The New School
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