Over 60 Indigenous-led research presentations focused on solutions.
Exceptional Keynote Speakers
Pauliina Feodoroff (Finnish Skolt Sámi)
Pauliina is a film director, screenwriter and Sámi advocate. Brought up in traditional Skolt Sámi society and culture she is involved in forest and fishery restoration on Sámi lands. She is a past president of the pan-Nordic Sámi Council and is spearheading an extensive campaign to protect and preserve the last old growth forests of Nellim, in Eastern Finnish Lapland, for Sámi reindeer herding. Protecting these ancient forests and regenerating logged forests is critical to protecting reindeer herds as well as climate health.
Professor Kyle Whyte (Citizen Potawatomi Nation)
Kyle Whyte is a faculty member at the University of Michigan where he is in the School for Environment and Sustainability, University Diversity and Social Transformation. Kyle teaches in the SEAS environmental justice specialization. He is founding Faculty Director of the Tishman Center for Social Justice and the Environment, Principal Investigator of the Energy Equity Project, Faculty Associate of Native American Studies, and Senior Fellow in the Michigan Society of Fellows.
Associate Professor Yvonne Underhill-Sem
(Cook Island, Niuean and Pākehā)
Associate Professor Underhill-Sem is on the staff of the Pacific Studies, Te Wānanga o Waipapa, University of Auckland. Yvonne is a Pacific feminist development geographer and her current research concerns climate (im)mobilities in the Pacific.
Mike Smith (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Kahu)
Senior Climate Campaigner for Greenpeace Aotearoa, Mike has led Māori engagement of the national and global campaign to halt fossil fuel expansion. Mike’s commitment to combating climate change began in 1992 when he represented Māori at the inaugural World Earth Summit in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. Mike has produced digital sea level rise modelling to assist Māori communities in assessing risk. He is currently a member of the Iwi Chairs Forum Climate Working Group responsible for Climate Change policy.
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