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Pre-Conference Intensive – Traditional Ecological Knowledge Intensive Dreaming Indigenous: Looking to Our Original Instructions for Climate Solutions


Thursday, October 20th, 2016 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm PT
Location: McNears Beach Park
$195 includes s
huttle To/From from Embassy Suites (leaves at 8:15 a.m.) and Lunch Provided by Wahpepah Kitchens

This one-day intensive will fully immerse participants in discussions and activities that center on indigenous solutions to climate change. How is Indian country moving forward? We will look at how native peoples are going back to our original instructions to focus on issues such as “just transition” from fossil fuels, increasing mobilization, current place-based issues, and ramped-up cultural resource management.

This intensive is designed to be a blend of shared song, prayer, traditional foods, traditional arts and intense discussions about our shared mandate from the elders to protect mother Earth. We will explore how we can support our youth and upcoming leaders on the frontlines.

With Tom Goldtooth (Mdewakanton Dakota/Diné), Eriel Deranger (Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation), Clayton Thomas-Muller (Mathias Colomb Cree Nation), Dallas Goldtooth (Mdewakanton Dakota/Diné), Kandi Mossett (Mandan Hidatsa Arikara), Melina Laboucan Massimo (Lubicon Cree First Nation), Tara Houska (Anishinaabe-Couchiching First Nation), Tiffany Adams(Chemehuevi/Maidu), Sage LaPena (Nompitom Wintu), Pennie Opal Plant (Yaqui/Choctaw/Cherokee), Edward Willie (Pomo/Wailaki/Wintu), Jade Begay (Diné/Tesuque Pueblo) and Judy DaSilva from the Women’s Drum Group of Grassy Narrows. Native Foods lunch by Crystal Wahpepah (Kickapoo) of Wahpepah Kitchens.

To register, please select the “Traditional Ecological Knowledge Intensive, Thursday October 20” below. You may register for this session independently or include it along with your main conference registration.