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Climate Justice and Indigenous AllyshipExport this event to calendar

Saturday, June 11, 2016 — 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT

poster with stylized fish imageEnergy, environmental protection and Indigenous rights are inextricably linked. This forum offers support for faith communities to move toward allyship with Indigenous communities in the context of climate justice in Canada. Speakers will address the complexities of Canada’s climate future and our relationship with Indigenous peoples through a faith lens.

Interactive panels will ensure that participants have an opportunity to engage with Indigenous teachings, ask questions, and join in conversations.

Keynotes:

  • ELDER MYEENGUN HENRY: Allyship and the Struggle of the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation against Line 9
  • DR. BYRON WILLISTON: Climate Change and the Demands of Justice

Panels will address allyship, the interfaith response, and cli-mate justice. Panelists include: John Dillon, Interfaith Grand River, Leah Gazan, Lindsay Gray, Melissa Ireland, Sheri Longboat, John Milloy, Dorothy Taylor, Mardi Tinda.

Cost 
Tickets are $25 earlybird or $35 after May 20 (includes lunch). Pay What You Can tickets are available.
Location 
Wilfrid Laurier University
Senate and Board Chamber
75 University Avenue West

Waterloo,
Canada

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