ONLINE | Hoodwinked in the Hothouse Part II: Frontline Voices of Indigenous Resistance beyond Climate False Solutions
Wednesday, October 27, 6pm Eastern US, 3pm Pacific US
Join us on Wednesday, October 27th from 6 PM – 8 PM ET for Hoodwinked in the Hothouse Part II: Frontline Voices of Indigenous Resistance to Climate False Solutions
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This panel features Indigenous organizers from frontline communities that are disproportionately impacted by false solutions to the climate crisis. From Mapuche communities in WallMapu (now called Chile), to Diné communities in Southwest Turtle Island, climate false solutions such as nuclear power, megadams, fracking, and many more continue to cause displacement, contamination of land, food, & water, and disaster in Indigenous communities worldwide.
Speakers will share stories from the frontlines about their efforts to stop the ongoing impacts of false climate solutions such as nuclear power and radioactive waste dumps, enhanced oil recovery for fracking in the Bakken Oil Shale, tree plantations & hydroelectric plants affecting Mapuche communities in Chile, and hydroelectric plants & mega dams built on the land of First Nations tribes in Quebec. We will also hear from a delegate of Minga Indígena, a collective & delegation of groups, organizations and communities from Indigenous nations throughout Abya Yala at upcoming COP 26.
Climate false solutions such as nuclear power, hydropower, biofuel, fracking and enhanced oil recovery, carbon offsets, carbon capture, biodiversity offsets, and nature based solutions are sold by corporations and NGOs alike as ways to combat climate change that also boost the economy. “Solutions” rooted in growth and profit will not solve the climate crisis and will continue to enact violence on the natural world and on frontline communities across the globe.
This panel will focus on Indigenous organizations that are contributing to movements for systemic change and climate justice, led by frontline communities and nurtured through processes of resistance, resurgence and decolonization.
Kandi White, Indigenous Environmental Network
Leona Morgan, Diné No Nukes
Rubén Sánchez Curihentro, Observatorio Cuidadano
Lucien Wabanonik, Anishnaabeg Nation and Algonquin
Moderators: Shehla Arif, Engineering Social Justice and Peace; Gopal Dayaneni, Movement Generation: Justice and Ecology Project; & Leonardo Figueroa Helland, Milano School of Policy, Management, and Environment.
This event is co-organized and presented by the coalition of organizations that constitute the ClimateFalseSolutions.Org, including the Indigenous Environmental Network, the Just Transition Alliance, the Global Justice Ecology Project, and Biofuelwatch, with the support and collaboration of the Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management Program of the Milano School, the Indigeneity, Decolonization & Just Sustainabilities Initiative of the Tishman Environment and Design Center, and Amazon Watch.