May 24-26, 2017: See schedule for the full three-day conference here.
We invite you to a truly exceptional gathering of diverse Amazonian indigenous leaders whose collective experience and wisdom about sustainability, biodiversity, climate change, cultural and spiritual vitality, language preservation, human rights and sovereignty will no doubt inspire all participants. Six indigenous leaders from the Tiriyo, Xavante, Makushi, Shuar and Kaxinawa Peoples of the Amazon region of Brazil, Guyana and Ecuador discuss how environmental concerns, biodiversity conservation, climate change and natural resource use intersect with indigenous culture, spirituality, development, politics and land rights. Also participating is Dr. Robert Miller, a Brazilian representative of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP-GEF) with over 25 years experience working with indigenous Amazonians. These experts will present a series of talks, panel discussions, and hold individual and small group meetings from May 24-26 at Stanford University, sponsored by The Native American Cultural Center and the Center For Latin American Studies. Meetings between Native Americans and Amazonian indigenous leaders will occur as a means of seeking solutions to common challenges.
09:00-10:00 Ro´otsitsina Juruna (Xavante People, Brazil). Organize Now! Young indigenous people in support of people and the environment in Brazil10:00-11:00 Txai Nilson Tuwe Hunikuin (Kaxinawa People, Brazil): Digital media, indigenous culture and communication11:00-12:00 Robert Miller (Formerly of the United Nations Global Environmental Facility-Brazil) United Nations-linking conservation objectives to indigenous land management efforts across Brazil.12:00 – 02:00 Lunch PANEL DISCUSSIONS02:00-03:30 Indigenous spirituality and the environment (Txai Nilson Tuwe Hunikuin Kaixinawa, Demetriyo Amisipa Tiriyó, Paulette Jacob Allicock) 03:30-05:00 Climate Change, Biodiversity and Indigenous People (Sydney Allicock, Ro´otsitsina Juruna ) 05:00-05:15 Closing (Organizers)06:00-08:00 Dinner-Peruvian Food Served (NACC Ballroom)