Wed, Apr 19|
Indigenous Women Upholding Indigenous Rights and Knowledge, and Leading Climate Solutions
Please join us for this important event, held parallel to the UNPFII, to hear from global Indigenous women leaders on the impacts of fossil fuels, deforestation, and the climate crisis in their communities and how they are implementing solutions.
Time & Location
Apr 19, 2023, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
New York, 777 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017, USA
About the event
Please join us for this important event, held parallel to the UNPFII, to hear from global Indigenous women leaders on the impacts of fossil fuels, deforestation, and the climate crisis in their communities and how they are implementing solutions, practicing traditional knowledge systems, upholding Indigenous rights, and advancing policies and practices of care and climate justice.
Confirmed speakers include:
- Xiye Bastida (Otomi-Toltec)| Co-founder and Board, Re-earth Initiative, Turtle Island/USA
- Yasso Kanti Bhattachan (Thakali) | Founding Member and the Vice Chair of the National Indigenous Women’s Forum (NIWF), Nepal
- President Whitney Gravelle (Bay Mills Indian Community)| President and Executive Council Bay Mills Indian Community, Chair of the Department of Interior’s Secretary’s Tribal Advisory Committee and Commissioner on the Michigan Advisory Council on Environmental Justice, Turtle Island/USA
- Majo Andrade Cerda (Kichwa) | Young leader of the Kichwa People of Napo, Land is Life’s Latin America Program Assistant, Ecuador
- Michelle Woodhouse (Métis) | Water Program Manager, Environmental Defence, Turtle Island/Canada
- Ruth Łchav’aya K’isen Miller (Curyung Tribe of Dena’ina Athabaskan) | Indigenous Climate Activist, Turtle Island/USA
- Moderation and comments by Osprey Orielle Lake, WECAN Executive Director
- And more to be announced!!