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2nd Annual Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples Lecture

The 2nd Annual Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples Lecture at the University of Oregon will be held on April 10, 2013 at 6:30 pm in the Many Nations Longhouse. Keynote speakers are Dr. Frank Kanawha Lake, a Research Ecologist with the USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station and Kyle Powys Whyte, and Assistant Professor of Philosophy from Michigan State University. The lecture will be the keynote event for the UO Climate Change Research Symposium that will also be held that day. A key sponsor of the event is the Americas in a Globalized World initiative, which recently awarded organizers Mark Carey and Kathy Lynn a grant to support of the 2013 event. The event is also sponsored by the University of Oregon Robert D. Clark Honors College, the Environmental Studies Program, and UO Climate Change Research Group.

About the Event: Indigenous people are disproportionately affected by climate change and natural disasters, yet they are often marginalized from policy and academic discussions. Moreover, discussion of indigenous people and climate change opens up much broader discussion about environmental epistemologies across diverse cultures, as well as environmental management, race and class dynamics, and the intersection of local, national, and global issues. In 2012, the University of Oregon hosted a student-focused symposium on indigenous peoples and climate change, which sparked great interest among students, faculty and community members. In April 2013, we will build on the interest sparked last year among the University and community by hosting a second keynote lecture in the Many Nations Longhouse.

For more information, contact: Kathy Lynn, UO Environmental Studies Program (541-346-5777, kathy@uoregon.edu) or Mark Carey, UO Clark Honors College (541-346-8077, carey@uoregon.edu).http://ccip.uoregon.edu/