Indigenous Knowledge and Climate Change MAR 30 @ 4:30 PM

UFV is pleased to present “Indigenous Knowledge and Governance in the Context of Climate Change: Latest Global Findings” with Tero Mustonen, Director, Snowchange Cooperative, Finland & Kaisu Mustonen, Researcher, Snowchange Cooperative, Finland.

Date: March 30, 2017, 4:30 pm

Location: UFV Aboriginal Gathering Place, Canada Education Park, Chilliwack

Everyone is welcome to attend!

As the impacts of climate change become more severe, there is an increasing necessity of including Indigenous knowledge and actions. Further, this requires working on the terms and under the leadership of Indigenous peoples. This presentation will explore the intersection of Indigenous knowledge and climate change through the research of Snowchange, which has participated in global discussions of climate change, biodiversity and Indigenous and traditional knowledge issues for almost 20 years.

Based in the village of Selkie, North Karelia, Finland, Snowchange is a network of Indigenous and local traditional communities, including the Saami, Chukchi, Yukaghir, Inuit, Inuvialuit, Inupiaq, Gwitchin, Icelandic, Tahltan, Maori, and Indigenous Australian peoples and communities. This includes connections with the Sto:lo Nation, through a wide-ranging dialogue on co-management, documentation of traditional land use and occupancy, climate change issues and restoration of traditional knowledge.

In addition to this presentation by the Director and Researcher of the Snowchange Cooperative being hosted by UFV, events and presentations will be taking place in London, Hong Kong, Australia and New York.

Fore more information about this event, please contact Carol Dickson

Background:

Snowchange was started in late 2000 to document and work with local and Indigenous communities of the Northern regions as well as with the Arctic Council, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Indigenous Peoples Climate Change Assessment, National Science Foundation (USA). Snowchange has created books, photo albums, international conferences, political changes – Snowchange represents the positive change the North needs.

For more information: http://www.snowchange.org

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