Saturday, June 27, 2009, 2–4:30 p.m.
National Museum of the American Indian
Indigenous peoples are responding to the crucial challenge of climate change in creative ways, calling on traditional knowledge and adapting new technologies to craft solutions that benefit all. Join us for engaging presentations and lively discussion about innovative strategies being pioneered across Indian Country to address this planetary crisis.
Learn how we can lighten our footprint on the Earth with speakers Patricia Cochran, Chair of the Inuit Circumpolar Council; Robert Gough of the Intertribal Council on Utility Policy (Intertribal COUP); Miguel Pinedo-Vasquez, a native of the Peruvian Amazon and scientific expert on integrated conservation and resource management; and Deborah Tewa (Hopi), solar energy specialist and educator.
Mother Earth: Confronting the Challenge of Climate Change is moderated by José Barreiro (Taino), NMAI assistant director for research.
For more information, email NMAI-SSP@si.edu.