Canadian Consulates partner with coastal research consortium, UGA Native American Studies for online conversations
The Consulates General of Canada in Atlanta and Miami, in partnership with the Coasts, Climates, the Humanities, and the Environment Consortium and the University of Georgia Institute of Native American Studies, presented an online event series in Fall 2021 on climate change and environmental justice, in the particular context of Indigenous coastal communities in Canada and the United States Southeast.
Environmental Justice: Coasts, Climate Change and Communities in Canada and the US
Thursday, October 28, 2021
Dr. Tina Loo (Moderator): University Killam Professor, Department of History, University of British Columbia, Musqueam territory
Natalia Brown: Climate Justice Program Manager, Catalyst Miami
Dr. Kelsey Leonard: Water scientist, legal scholar, policy expert, writer, and enrolled citizen of the Shinnecock Nation; Assistant Professor, Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo
Jeff Currie: Member, Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina; Lumber Riverkeeper, Winyah Rivers Alliance
Climate Change and Indigenous Arts
Monday, November 15, 2021
Dr. LeAnne Howe (Moderator): Eidson Distinguished Professor in American Literature, Department of English, and Director, Institute of Native American Studies, University of Georgia
Beth Roach: U.S. Accelerator Program Lead, Women’s Earth Alliance; Co-founder, Alliance of Native Seedkeepers
Carla Hemlock: Kanienkehaka – Mohawk, Textile and Mixed Media Artist
Jennifer Foerster: Poet of German, Dutch, and Mvskoke descent; member, Mvskoke (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma
Janet Rogers: Poet, Media Producer and owner and editor of Ojistoh Publishing
Marianne Nicolson: Artist activist of the Musgamakw Dzawada’enuxw First Nations, part of the Kwakwaka’wakw (Kwak’wala speaking peoples) of the Pacific Northwest Coast; Trained in both traditional Kwakwaka’wakw forms and culture and contemporary gallery and museum-based practice.