Film Short: Nature’s Wonders by Louie Schwartzberg

Message From the Amazon: Amazon Watch and Pachamama Alliance host indigenous leaders with a message from the heart of the rainforest

Drumming by Deb Lane and Afia Walking Tree

A Call From the Amazon

Lunchtime event: 1:30-2:30 p.m. (bring your lunch and listen…)

A Call From the Amazon (lunchtime presentation and discussion at Indigenous Forum)
Learn more about the vision to defend the Yasuni National Park and indigenous territories threatened by oil development in the Ecuadorian Amazon and beyond. With: Franco Viteri, Kichwa from Sarayaku, Ecuador and President of Governing Body of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuadorian Amazon (GONAE); Atossa Soltani, Amazon Watch Executive Director and Yasuni Ambassador; Leila Salazar-Lopez, Amazon Watch Program Director, and others TBA.

“One Drop” Film with Louie Schwartzberg

"One Drop" Film with Louie Schwartzberg, award-winning cinematographer, director and producer.

Indigenous Forum Special Event: Sunrise Water Canoe Ceremony

Janine Benyus | The Biomimicry Network Effect: What Will We Solve Together?

By: Janine Benyus

Introduction by Nina Simons

If we collectively consulted nature to solve a few key issues, imagine what a difference we could make!  The acclaimed biomimicry guru, biologist, innovation consultant, and author Janine Benyus illuminates how the Biomimicry community might collaborate, with nature’s help, on a short list of challenges that just can’t wait. She will translate the latest scientific findings on Biomimicry, heralded by the Harvard Business Review as “one of the 20 breakthrough ideas in business,” and on biological networks into an action plan for anyone wanting to spread good ideas organically.

Ilarion Merculieff | The Womb At The Center of the Universe

By: Ilarion Merculieff

Introduction by Nina Simons

This Aleut traditional messenger offers indigenous perspectives –bringing ancestral wisdom to guide us through modern times. The elders say that the leadership of women is paramount if we are to successfully transform civilization to conserve Earth’s capacity to sustain Life. Ilarion has served his people, and other indigenous peoples locally, nationally, and internationally for 35 years in diverse leadership capacities, including as the first Alaska Native Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Commerce and Economic Development.

Youth Leadership Focus with Brower Youth Award winner, Asa Needle | Toxic Soil Busters: Urban Soil Remediation.

Youth Leadership Focus with Brower Youth Award winner, Asa Needle | Toxic Soil Busters: Urban Soil Remediation.

Performance by Climbing PoeTree | Alixa Garcia and Naima Penniman

Performance by Climbing PoeTree | Alixa Garcia and Naima Penniman, award-winning spoken word duo, committed organizers and boundary-breaking soul sisters.