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CLAS Conference: Environment, Indigenous Cultures, and Land Rights in the Amazon - Day 3

May 26, 2017 -
10:30am to 3:45pm
per session below

Limited to Stanford students only.

Day 3 is limited to Stanford students only.

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.

Overlapping sessions (15 minute presentations followed by 45 minutes of discussion and questions). Limited to Stanford students.​1st Session Location: Lounge, Native American Cultural Center10:30-11:30 (Young indigenous people and activism in Brazil (Ro´otsitsina Juruna, Txai Nilson Tuwe Hunikuin) 11:30-12:30 Indigenous women network for cultural and environmental sustainability (Paulette Allicock and Ro´otsitsina Juruna)12:30-01:30 Lunch  01:30-02:30 Achieving Indigenous Goals via IT and other Technology (Txai Nilson Tuwe Hunikuin)02:30-03:30 Health and welfare in a time of rapid development of a “Frontier”(Paulette Allicock and Demetrio Amisipa Tiriyó)2nd Session Location: Cardinal Room, Old Union Clubhouse 10:30-11:30 Indigenous spirituality: Life on a planet (Demetrio Amisipa Tiriyó) 11:30-12:30 Climate change and views of the forests (Tuntiak Katan Jua and Sydney Allicock)12:30-01:30 Lunch  01:30-02:30 TBA 02:30-03:30 Politics, Land Rights and Indigenous People in 2017 (Ro´otsitsina Juruna, Robert Miller)03:30-03:45 Closing statement

Event Sponsor: 
Bechtel International Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Native American Cultural Center, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, Sociology Department, American Indian Organization,...
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(650) 725-0383