The Evergreen State College is focusing on an under-discussed aspect of climate change — its impact on indigenous peoples. The college will hold a symposium on the topic Thursday, May 4 and Friday, May 5 in the Longhouse Educational and Cultural Center at the college’s main campus.
This is the second year of the symposium and its theme is “A Time for Gathering.” Evergreen faculty in the “Catastrophe: Community Resilience in the Face of Disaster” program are co-hosting the event with the Nisqually Tribe as part of the Climate Change and Pacific Rim Indigenous Nations Project. Among the speakers are Faith Spotted Eagle and Rueben George, who are key leaders of Indigenous-led alliances to stop oil pipelines.
This year’s symposium will focus on resistance to fossil fuel infrastructure and resilience in the face of climate change. The symposium is free and open to the public. For more information go to their website or Facebook page.