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UniC Webinar: Being a Student and Climate Activist in 2020: Indigenous Perspectives


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Nov. 17
to 17, 2020

UniC Network Webinar:

Being a Student and Climate Activist in 2020: Indigenous Perspectives.

Held on Tuesday November 17 2020
11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. (EST / UTC-5)
Free virtual event open to all

Original recording of the webinar in French and English

Recording of the webinar in English

What does it mean to be a student and a climate activist in 2020 if you are a member of an indigenous community?  How does indigenous identity influence climate action? What are the expectations of these students and how do they view the fight against climate change today?

Through the interventions of students engaged in climate action and members of indigenous communities from different regions of the world, this panel will explore these questions and highlight the richness of cultural diversity in climate action :

Dieynaba Bâ, member of the ethnic group Peulh or Halpulaar, Senegal

Graeme Reed, member of the Anishinaabe Nation, Canada

Marco Ramírez, Tz’utujil community, Guatemala

Tiana Jakicevich, Māori woman from the East Coast of Aotearoa New Zealand

and moderated by Caecilia Alexandre.


The UniC Network: a catalyst for climate action

An initiative of Université Laval, led by the Institut Hydro-Québec en environnement, développement et société, in collaboration with the Gouvernement du Québec, the Secrétariat à la jeunesse du Québec, the Government of Canada, the McCall MacBain Foundation, and the City of Quebec, with the participation of the Université de Lausanne, the Université Alioune Diop of Bambay, les Offices jeunesse internationaux du Québec and l’Office franco-québécois pour la jeunesse.