Conference Examines Impact of Climate Change on Indigenous Communities

December 11, 2018
Jenni Monet, an independent journalist and a tribal citizen of the Pueblo of Laguna in New Mexico, speaks about her experience covering the Dakota Access Pipeline project.

The International Symposium on Indigenous Communities and Climate Change, hosted on December 6 and 7 by the Humanities Council’s Fund for Canadian Studies brought together scholars, journalists and activists to discuss indigenous forms of knowledge and explore the impact of climate change on Indigenous communities throughout the Americas and Russia. The event was co-sponsored by the Program in Journalism and the Princeton Environmental Institute.

Simon Morrison, Professor of Music and Slavic languages and literatures, and director of the Fund for Canadian Studies, co-organized the symposium with Candis Callison, visiting research scholar in the Humanities Council and the Pathy Distinguished Visitor in Canadian Studies, who is at Princeton for the 2018-19 academic year. Morrison commended Callison’s “inspiring work on climate change from diverse Indigenous perspectives.”

Topics ranged from the emergence of Indigenous media and social movements to racism and intergenerational trauma experienced in Indigenous communities. The Humanities Council, the Program in Journalism and the Princeton Environmental Institute co-sponsored the conference.

Read the full story on the University homepage.

Videos of the symposium sessions are available on Facebook.

Read the Town Topics article here.

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