Past Event

Climate Change and Indigenous Lives

March 27, 2024
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Altschul Hall (Atrium), Barnard College, 3009 Broadway, New York

Event Description

Climate change is a global phenomenon. However, its effects vary by region, ecosystem, and cultural groups, placing different communities at the forefront of changing global climates. Whether through increasing pressures on environmental and cultural adaptation strategies or increasing requests for collaborations by outside researchers, Indigenous Peoples are at the forefront of these changes. To discuss the unique climate demands, challenges, and hopes facing Indigenous Peoples, join an interactive conversation with five Indigenous thought leaders and community members from Papua New Guinea and Canada.

Event Speakers

  • John Aini, Founder of Ailan Awareness 
  • Yolarnie Amepou, Director of the Piku Biodiversity Network
  • Katrina Anthony, Inuit Research Coordinator at the Sustainable Nunatsiavut Futures Project
  • Miriam Supuma, Biocultural Diversity Program Manager at Synchronicity Earth 
  • Jacqueline Winters, Inuit Research Coordinator at the Sustainable Nunatsiavut Futures Project

Event Information

Open to Columbia University and Barnard College students only; no registration required. Please email Michael Petriello at [email protected] with any questions. 

Hosted by the Center for Science and Society at Columbia University and the Office of Sustainability and Climate Action at Barnard College.