WECAN: Indigenous Women Protecting Earth, Rights & Communities
April 26th, 2017 from 1:00-4:00 pm
United Nations Church Center – 777 United Nations Plaza #8g, New York City, NY
Indigenous women around the world are impacted first and worst by the effects of environmental destruction and a rapidly changing climate – their disproportionate vulnerability the result of a dangerous intersection of colonialism, racism and patriarchy. However despite all odds and against great challenges, it is these very same Indigenous women who are rising up, challenging the status quo, holding a vision, and taking action to build the vital solutions needed for a just and livable future for everyone.
This public event will be held in parallel to the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues happening in New York at this time, with the expressed purpose of ensuring that the vital voices of Indigenous women leaders are heard by the public, media and government representatives during the formal UN processes. WECAN is thrilled to be presenting this event with the collaboration of MADRE and ClimateMama.
Speakers to date include…
- Casey Camp Horinek (Ponca Peoples; Ponca Nation Council Woman, WECAN Advisory Council Member, USA)
- Kandi Mossett (Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara Peoples; Indigenous Environmental Network, USA)
- Lucy Mulenkei (Maasai Peoples; Indigenous Information Network, Kenya)
- Alina Saba (Limbu Peoples; National Indigenous Women’s Forum, Nepal)
- Michelle Cook (Diné Peoples; Legal Advisor to Standing Rock movement, USA)
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