International Symposium on Indigenous Communities and Climate Change

The Humanities Council Fund for Canadian Studies, Program in Journalism and Princeton Environmental Institute present

International Symposium on Indigenous Communities and Climate Change

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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


Betts Auditorium
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


Land Acknowledgement

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.

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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.