Saturday, 9 November 2013

Grassroutes, UW

This event Tuesday evening has been recommended by a number of Just Living folks, including Karla, Kathleen and Mike.  
Extractive Industries, Indigenous Development, and the Environment: A Panel Discussion

Tuesday, November 12, 7-9 pm -- The University of Winnipeg, (Riddell Hall)

Speakers: Wab Kinew, Richard Atleo, Darren Courchene, and more, moderated by Julie Pelletier. More speakers TBA.

In April 2013, an article in the Guardian claimed that “Indigenous rights are the best defence against Canada’s resource rush” and that “First Nations people – and the decision of Canadians to stand alongside them – will determine the fate of the planet.”  This “natural marriage” between environmental activism and movements for Indigenous rights is not new. But is it useful? Or does it simply recycle old myths of the Noble Savage? What is the relationship between Indigenous development and extractive industries in Canada? Where does environmental activism fit into the picture?
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