Throughout the world, Indigenous peoples are on the front lines of the climate crisis while also confronting colonialism, racism, and disenfranchisement. Join ISE and Mason’s Human Rights and Global Justice Initiative for this dynamic panel discussion. Academics, practitioners, and policy-makers from multiple countries will share their expertise and experience working in the nexus between Indigenous rights and environmental justice. We will explore the impacts of extractive capitalism, climate change, and public health emergencies, as well as a range of strategies that native communities are utilizing to protect their lands and waters.
Cher Weixia Chen, George Mason University
Chief Frank Adams, Upper Mattaponi Nation of Virginia
Jonathan Liljeblad, The Australian National University
Lee Prouse, Australian Red Cross
Jenny Brown, Australian Red Cross
Marcos Vinício Chein Feres, Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil
Jeremy M Campbell, George Mason University