May 4-5, 2017 N/A
The 2nd annual Indigenous Climate Justice Symposium will be held at Evergreen’s Longhouse Educational and Cultural Center on Thursday, May 4, and Friday, May 5 at (10:00 am-4:00 pm). Open to the campus and community, the Symposium will include panels of frontline community members, student presentations, cultural events, skills workshops, whether on climate change effects, fossil fuel resistance, or community resilience and adaptation. The Thursday keynote speaker (7:00 pm) is Faith Spotted Eagle (Ihanktonwan Dakota/Nakota), a key leader in the fights to stop the Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines. The Friday evening speaker (7:00 pm) is Rueben George (Tsleil-Waututh), a leader against KinderMorgan pipeline expansion in B.C. Invite friends on the facebook event page.
The Northwest Indigenous Youth Day will be held on Sunday, May 7, at Nisqually, co-hosted by the Nisqually Tribe. It is open to Native and Pacific Islander youth, including middle school, high school, college-age students, Indigenous youth group members, and canoe families. The Youth Day will include basic workshops on fossil fuel resistance and climate change resilience, youth role models talking about protecting their communities, sharing inspiring and hopeful success stories and skills, having traditional foods and gathering by the Salish Sea, and keeping in touch with other youth protecting their land and water. Download an invitation here.