The symposium addresses:
Effects of climate change (global warming) on Indigenous communities in Canada, the U.S., and Russia
Indigenous reporting on climate change and environment-related conflicts and issues
Emergence of Indigenous media and social movements
Indigenous knowledge systems and frameworks for justice and sustainable development
Forced removal from land, intergenerational trauma, and legacies of the residential school systems
Territorial disputes, community well being, and food sovereignty
Impacts of the Canadian Truth and Reconciliation Commission
When & Where
Thursday, December 6
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Princeton Public Library
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542
Friday, December 7
8:30 am - 6:45 pm
Princeton University School of Architecture
Both the Princeton campus and community will participate in a discussion of climate change and its impact on Indigenous communities throughout the Americas and Russia. Also at issue is the need to bring together the humanities and scientists to better address the crisis, and how to make that happen in this reactionary time.
Participants include the following journalists and scholars:
Plus seniors from the Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart
The conference gathers on the land of the Lenni Lenape. We honor the Lenape and other Indigenous caretakers of these lands and waters, the elders who lived here before, the Indigenous today, and the generations to come.
The Canadian Studies program promotes courses, and organizes speakers, colloquia, film festivals, and other activities, to bring Canada to life at Princeton, from the humanities to the social sciences and performing arts.
Princeton University’s popular journalism seminars draw on the world’s most distinguished journalists as faculty. They guide students as they explore nonfiction storytelling and produce deep, serious journalism in a variety of media, traditional and emerging.
Founded in 1994, the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) is the interdisciplinary center of environmental research, education and outreach at Princeton University. Our mission is to advance knowledge and to develop the next generation of leadership by providing outstanding academic programs and opportunities for advanced scholarship, research and civic engagement.